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Although an association between APA abnormalities and IVF failure has been suggested in some retrospective studies, no association is present in the prospective studies summarized here. However, these studies may not be representative of typical IVF candidates: 34% were APA positive and the live birth rate was 45%. Nevertheless, the assessment of APA is not indicated among couples undergoing IVF. Therapy is not justified on the basis of existing data.