"We often hear that stress can contribute to fertility difficulties – some couples can try for years, with no success and it’s when they are not actively trying that somehow pregnancy occurs. Why does this happen? What is the connection between stress and infertility? That answer is hormones!"
"It can be comforting too, as Dr Highet notes, to remember that it can happen to any woman, including the very famous and wealthy. 'It has nothing to do with your success as a person, even though it can not feel like it at the time,' she says."
"Infertility is almost always thought of as a woman’s issue, and it’s true that women bear the greater burden of it ... And yet up to 50% of cases in which couples can’t have babies are due in some way to men. More men are talking about it now, but it remains stigmatized, especially in the U.S. Men are largely absent from public conversation around infertility, and even those who have looked for support hesitate to identify as someone struggling with male infertility."