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: 0
Oocyte Banking Cycles Converted
from Fertility Preservation: 0
Last updated April 25, 2018
Final CSR for 2015
The Preliminary 2016 CSR is available. Click on FILTER above and select Reporting Year 2016 to view.
12 Delayed Outcome cycles included 30 cycles from 2016 were pulled back into 2015 19 cycles from 2015 were pulled back into 2014
Total Cycles: 2024
Embryo Banking for Fertility Preservation: 16
Oocyte Banking for Fertility Preservation: 70
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 356 260 296 164 92
Singletons 49.4 % 39.6 % 28.4 % 17.1 % 9.8 %
Twins 6.7 % 4.6 % 4.1 % 1.2 % 1.1 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 56.2 % 44.2 % 32.4 % 18.3 % 10.9 %
(Confidence Range) (51.0 - 61.3) (38.2 - 50.3) (27.1 - 37.8) (12.4 - 24.2) (4.5 - 17.2)
Term 79.5 % 81.7 % 78.1 % 93.3 % 9/10
Pre-term 20.0 % 16.5 % 17.7 % 3.3 % 1/10
Very pre-term 0.5 % 1.7 % 4.2 % 3.3 % 0/10
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 1.47 1.50 1.25 1.37 1.1
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 356 260 296 164 92
Singletons 31.7 % 23.8 % 23.0 % 11.6 % 8.7 %
Twins 3.1 % 2.7 % 2.7 % 0.6 % 1.1 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 34.8 % 26.5 % 25.7 % 12.2 % 9.8 %
(Confidence Range) (29.9 - 39.8) (21.2 - 31.9) (20.7 - 30.7) (7.2 - 17.2) (3.7 - 15.9)
Term 83.1 % 84.1 % 80.3 % 90.0 % 8/9
Pre-term 16.1 % 14.5 % 15.8 % 5.0 % 1/9
Very pre-term 0.8 % 1.4 % 3.9 % 5.0 % 0/9
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 356 260 296 164 92
Number of retrievals 339 251 278 152 85
Cancelled cycles 4.8 % 3.5 % 6.1 % 7.3 % 7.6 %
Retrievals with no embryos suitable for transfer 3.5 % 6.4 % 8.3 % 4.6 % 8.2 %
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.2 1.5 2.0 3.1 3.8
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 56.2 % 37.2 % 16.5 % 3.7 % 0 %
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 356 260 296 164 92
Positive pregnancy test 52.8 % 47.3 % 43.2 % 36.0 % 28.3 %
Clinical pregnancies 42.7 % 34.6 % 33.8 % 27.4 % 22.8 %
Miscarriage rate 17.8 % 22.2 % 23.0 % 53.3 % 52.4 %
Number of retrievals 339 251 278 152 85
Live birth per retrieval 36.6 % 27.5 % 27.3 % 13.2 % 10.6 %
Positive pregnancy test 55.5 % 49.0 % 46.0 % 38.8 % 30.6 %
Clinical pregnancies 44.8 % 35.9 % 36.0 % 29.6 % 24.7 %
Number of transfers 313 223 237 134 75
Live birth per transfer 39.6 % 30.9 % 32.1 % 14.9 % 12.0 %
Positive pregnancy test 60.1 % 55.2 % 54.0 % 44.0 % 34.7 %
Clinical pregnancies 48.6 % 40.4 % 42.2 % 33.6 % 28.0 %
Implantation rate 36.6 % 25.6 % 21.1 % 7.6 % 6.2 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL SUBSEQUENT OUTCOME (FROZEN CYCLES)
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of thaw procedures 174 157 119 47 33
Singletons 43.1 % 35.0 % 27.7 % 34.0 % 24.2 %
Twins 6.3 % 5.7 % 5.0 % 2.1 % 3.0 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 %
Live births 49.4 % 40.8 % 32.8 % 36.2 % 27.3 %
(Confidence Range) (42.0 - 56.9) (33.1 - 48.5) (24.3 - 41.2) (22.4 - 49.9) (12.1 - 42.5)
Term 79.1 % 81.2 % 89.7 % 16/17 9/9
Pre-term 20.9 % 14.1 % 5.1 % 1/17 0/9
Very pre-term 0 % 4.7 % 5.1 % 0/17 0/9
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 186 169 123 53 37
Cancelled cycles 12 12 4 6 4
Number of thaw procedures 174 157 119 47 33
Thaw procedures with no embryos suitable for transfer 1 0 3 0 2
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.9
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 5.2 % 8.9 % 5.2 % 6.4 % 6.5 %
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Positive pregnancy test 69.5 % 64.3 % 50.4 % 57.4 % 51.5 %
Clinical pregnancies 63.8 % 53.5 % 38.7 % 48.9 % 36.4 %
Miscarriage rate 19.8 % 23.8 % 15.2 % 26.1 % 3/12
Implantation rate 46.7 % 39.5 % 29.2 % 33.8 % 18.6 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL LIVE BIRTH PER NEW PATIENT
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of patients 238 149 133 68 28
Singletons 67.6 % 61.7 % 45.1 % 35.3 % 25.0 %
Twins 6.7 % 8.7 % 9.0 % 2.9 % 0 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 74.4 % 70.5 % 54.1 % 38.2 % 25.0 %
(Confidence Range) (68.8 - 79.9) (63.1 - 77.8) (45.7 - 62.6) (26.7 - 49.8) (9.0 - 41.0)
Term 81.4 % 81.9 % 76.4 % 88.5 % 7/7
Pre-term 18.1 % 16.2 % 19.4 % 7.7 % 0/7
Very pre-term 0.6 % 1.9 % 4.2 % 3.8 % 0/7
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 1.20 1.37 1.60 1.58 1.29
Mean # of transfers for patients achieving live birth 1.71 1.81 1.88 1.96 1.29
DONOR EGGS
FRESH DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 45
Singletons 42.2 %
Twins 2.2 %
Triplets or more 0 %
Live births 44.4 %
(Confidence Range) (29.9 - 59.0)
Term 80.0 %
Pre-term 15.0 %
Very pre-term 5.0 %
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 40
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.3
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 72.5 %
DONOR EGGS
FROZEN DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 0
Singletons 0/0
Twins 0/0
Triplets or more 0/0
Live births 0/0
(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 0
Mean number of embryos transferred -
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 0/0
DONOR EGGS
THAWED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 47
Singletons 42.6 %
Twins 6.4 %
Triplets or more 0 %
Live births 48.9 %
(Confidence Range) (34.6 - 63.2)
Term 82.6 %
Pre-term 17.4 %
Very pre-term 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 45
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.2
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 6.7 %
DONATED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 0
Singletons 0/0
Twins 0/0
Triplets or more 0/0
Live births 0/0
(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 0
Mean number of embryos transferred -
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 0/0