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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Medical Board is accusing a fertility doctor of implanting octuplets mother Nadya Suleman with 12 embryos in her last pregnancy.

The number of embryos alleged Monday at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles is twice the amount Suleman claimed Dr. Michael Kamrava implanted for each of her pregnancies. She says two of the embryos split before she gave birth to octuplets last year.

State Medical Board Claims Suleman’s Fertility Doctor Failed to Provide Proper Standard of Care, KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports.

Deputy Attorney General Judith Alvarado made the allegation in openings statements on behalf of the board, which wants to revoke or suspend the doctor’s license.

Kamrava helped Suleman conceive her octuplets and six other children through in vitro fertilization.

Fertility specialists have criticized Kamrava’s methods, saying he endangered Suleman’s health and the long-term health of the babies.

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