Doctor Defends Nadya Suleman’s Fertility Treatments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A doctor testifying on behalf of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman’s fertility doctor repeatedly defended the in vitro treatments she received, saying it was appropriate considering her impaired fertility and desire for a very large family.

Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg testified in a hearing that resumed Wednesday in Los Angeles in the Medical Board of California’s licensing hearing for Dr. Michael Kamrava.

The state licensing agency is seeking to revoke or suspend the physician’s license, accusing him of gross negligence in his treatment of Suleman and two other patients.

Steinberg, a longtime professional acquaintance of Kamrava’s and a fertility doctor, says Kamrava has to take into account his clinic’s low success rate when treating patients for fertility.

Closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday or Thursday.

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