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Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News
Date:3/17/2009

The recent controversy involving a California woman who gave birth to octuplets after fertility treatment has prompted many women considering In Vitro Fertilization to fear they may end up in a similar situation. A top Washington DC-area IVF Specialist says not only is the California case unusual, but there are strict guidelines doctors must adhere to in order to ensure IVF treatments are safe, and that the risks of dangerous multiple pregnancies are dramatically reduced.

(Vocus) March 17, 2009 -- With the recent barrage of publicity covering the so-called “Octuplet Mom” in California, many people have been wondering about the safety of in vitro fertilization, and how this particular IVF pregnancy resulted in the birth of eight infants. Doctors who specialize in IVF treatment are also asking questions. The case of Nadya Suleman has raised a number of alarms in the in vitro fertilization community, especially since Suleman has gone on record saying her doctor treated her with six embryos. Guidelines set forth by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) advise specialists to transfer no more than two embryos in an IVF procedure for someone of Suleman’s age and previous history of pregnancy.

Dr. Suheil Muasher is a board certified Washington DC, Fairfax, Virginia infertility specialist. He says that, while all the facts are not yet known in Ms. Suleman’s case, the transfer of six embryos into her uterus should not have happened. “There is no question that there was no justification in transferring this many multiple embryos.”

In an interview with the Washington Times, Dr. Muasher says that most in his specialty are outraged, and the Suleman
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