Brigham and Women's Hospital ART Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, # Tower 5C Boston,MA 02115 (617) 732-5570
Brigham and Women's Hospital ART Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, # Tower 5C
Boston,MA 02115
(617) 732-5570
Practice Director: Hornstein D Mark, M.D.
Medical Director: Elizabeth S Ginsburg, M.D.
Laboratory Director: Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D.
SART Member
Verified Lab Accreditation
Services:
Donor Egg
Donor Embryo
Gestational Carriers
Cryopreservation
Egg Cryopreservation
Female Couple
Male Couple
Single Men
Single Woman
PGD/PGS
Mental Health Services
Service to Veterans
Why we don't provide information on patient characteristics per clinic:
It is understandable that patients would like to use SART clinic outcome reports both as a “report card” to judge quality of care and as a predictor of chance of success for each individual patient. Currently, the SART clinic summary reports cannot be used without context for either purpose.

Embryo Banking Cycles Converted
from Fertility Preservation: 78
Oocyte Banking Cycles Converted
from Fertility Preservation: 4
Final CSR for 2014
The Preliminary 2015 CSR is available. Click on FILTER above and select Reporting Year 2015 to view.
0 Delayed Outcome cycles included 19 cycles from 2015 were pulled back into 2014
Total Cycles: 2153
Embryo Banking for Fertility Preservation: 77
Oocyte Banking for Fertility Preservation: 78
UNDERSTAND THIS REPORT
This report is completely re-designed from the past. We did this to provide patients with outcomes that reflect changes in the way infertility is treated through IVF. In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on embryo cryopreservation, genetic testing, and single embryo transfer that was not adequately captured by the old reporting system. This report captures the treatment burden to the patient (the number of cycles) as well as the best outcome (delivery of a healthy child) by tracking outcomes over time for an individual, accounting for both fresh and frozen embryo transfers. We hope this will help you better understand the expected outcomes from Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). If you want to get a more personalized prognosis for your chances, please visit the SART patient predictor.
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Verified by: Medical Director Elizabeth S Ginsburg, M.D.
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL CUMULATIVE OUTCOME PER EGG RETRIEVAL CYCLE
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 426 294 315 200 91
Singletons 42.7 % 35.0 % 19.4 % 11.0 % 2.2 %
Twins 11.0 % 12.9 % 6.7 % 1.5 % 2.2 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 53.8 % 48.3 % 26.3 % 12.5 % 4.4 %
(Confidence Range) (49.0 - 58.5) (42.6 - 54.0) (21.5 - 31.2) (7.9 - 17.1) (0.2 - 8.6)
Term 76.4 % 71.1 % 79.5 % 88.0 % 1/4
Pre-term 20.5 % 23.2 % 16.9 % 8.0 % 3/4
Very pre-term 3.1 % 5.6 % 3.6 % 4.0 % 0/4
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Mean # of transfers for patients achieving live birth 1.32 1.27 1.31 1.04 1
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL PRIMARY OUTCOME PER EGG RETRIEVAL CYCLE
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 433 298 319 201 93
Singletons 32.1 % 25.2 % 13.8 % 10.4 % 3.2 %
Twins 8.1 % 11.1 % 5.0 % 1.0 % 2.2 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0.3 % 0.3 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 40.2 % 36.6 % 19.1 % 11.4 % 5.4 %
(Confidence Range) (35.6 - 44.8) (31.1 - 42.0) (14.8 - 23.4) (7.0 - 15.8) (0.8 - 10.0)
Term 75.9 % 69.7 % 80.3 % 82.6 % 2/5
Pre-term 20.7 % 23.9 % 16.4 % 13.0 % 3/5
Very pre-term 3.4 % 6.4 % 3.3 % 4.3 % 0/5
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 433 298 319 201 93
Number of retrievals 418 283 299 185 88
Cancelled cycles 3.5 % 5.0 % 6.3 % 8.0 % 5.4 %
Retrievals with no embryos suitable for transfer 3.8 % 6.7 % 7.4 % 7.6 % 6.8 %
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.5 1.8 2.2 3.5 4.3
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 40.2 % 23.2 % 11.9 % 3.6 % 1.2 %
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 433 298 319 201 93
Positive pregnancy test 57.5 % 53.4 % 41.7 % 32.3 % 26.9 %
Clinical pregnancies 48.0 % 41.3 % 28.5 % 19.4 % 14.0 %
Miscarriage rate 14.9 % 10.6 % 31.9 % 38.5 % 8/13
Number of retrievals 418 283 299 185 88
Live birth per retrieval 41.6 % 38.5 % 20.4 % 12.4 % 5.7 %
Positive pregnancy test 59.6 % 56.2 % 44.5 % 35.1 % 28.4 %
Clinical pregnancies 49.8 % 43.5 % 30.4 % 21.1 % 14.8 %
Number of transfers 396 259 270 166 82
Live birth per transfer 43.9 % 42.1 % 22.6 % 13.9 % 6.1 %
Positive pregnancy test 62.9 % 61.4 % 49.3 % 39.2 % 30.5 %
Clinical pregnancies 52.5 % 47.5 % 33.7 % 23.5 % 15.9 %
Implantation rate 38.4 % 33.0 % 16.6 % 5.4 % 2.3 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL SUBSEQUENT OUTCOME (FROZEN CYCLES)
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of thaw procedures 159 102 114 36 15
Singletons 39.0 % 40.2 % 23.7 % 16.7 % 1/15
Twins 9.4 % 10.8 % 9.6 % 0 % 1/15
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 % 0/15
Live births 48.4 % 51.0 % 33.3 % 16.7 % 2/15
(Confidence Range) (40.7 - 56.2) (41.3 - 60.7) (24.7 - 42.0) (4.5 - 28.8) -
Term 76.6 % 84.6 % 68.4 % 5/6 1/2
Pre-term 20.8 % 15.4 % 26.3 % 1/6 1/2
Very pre-term 2.6 % 0 % 5.3 % 0/6 0/2
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 169 110 123 45 16
Cancelled cycles 10 8 9 9 1
Number of thaw procedures 159 102 114 36 15
Thaw procedures with no embryos suitable for transfer 0 0 1 1 1
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.8 2.3
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 13.8 % 12.9 % 12.4 % 8.6 % 2/14
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Positive pregnancy test 69.8 % 67.6 % 54.4 % 41.7 % 6/15
Clinical pregnancies 57.2 % 58.8 % 43.9 % 30.6 % 5/15
Miscarriage rate 11.0 % 11.7 % 22.0 % 5/11 3/5
Implantation rate 45.0 % 48.9 % 31.2 % 12.7 % 12.5 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL LIVE BIRTH PER NEW PATIENT
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of patients 291 168 124 73 30
Singletons 58.1 % 53.6 % 42.7 % 21.9 % 13.3 %
Twins 15.1 % 17.9 % 8.9 % 0 % 6.7 %
Triplets or more 0 % 1.2 % 0 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 73.2 % 72.6 % 51.6 % 21.9 % 20.0 %
(Confidence Range) (68.1 - 78.3) (65.9 - 79.4) (42.8 - 60.4) (12.4 - 31.4) (5.7 - 34.3)
Term 77.0 % 70.5 % 81.2 % 15/16 3/6
Pre-term 19.7 % 23.0 % 12.5 % 1/16 3/6
Very pre-term 3.3 % 6.6 % 6.2 % 0/16 0/6
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Mean # of attempts at egg retrieval for patients achieving live birth 1.29 1.43 1.59 2.19 2.17
Mean # of transfers for patients achieving live birth 1.63 1.67 2.02 2.06 2.17
DONOR EGGS
FRESH DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 52
Singletons 48.1 %
Twins 11.5 %
Triplets or more 0 %
Live births 59.6 %
(Confidence Range) (46.3 - 73.0)
Term 77.4 %
Pre-term 16.1 %
Very pre-term 6.5 %
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 49
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.5
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 55.1 %
DONOR EGGS
FROZEN DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 6
Singletons 0/6
Twins 0/6
Triplets or more 0/6
Live births 0/6
(Confidence Range) -
Term 0/0
Pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 6
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.7
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 1/6
DONOR EGGS
THAWED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 48
Singletons 31.2 %
Twins 8.3 %
Triplets or more 0 %
Live births 39.6 %
(Confidence Range) (25.7 - 53.4)
Term 15/19
Pre-term 4/19
Very pre-term 0/19
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 47
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.6
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 10.6 %
DONATED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 2
Singletons 0/2
Twins 0/2
Triplets or more 0/2
Live births 0/2
(Confidence Range) -
Term 0/0
Pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 2
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.5
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 1/2