You may be familiar with the one in eight statistic, which refers to the number of couples who have trouble getting pregnant. Lots of people interpret that statistic to mean one in eight women, because it correlates roughly to equal 12 percent of married women. (Are you confused yet? Us too.)

What’s not confusing is this – almost half of all infertility has something to do with the male part of a couple. So in other words, it’s not necessarily you, it may be him. Or, it may be both of you, combined. Or, it may be you. No matter how you slice it, it’s happening to both of you, and affects both of you. That’s really good news, because together as a team, you can work towards a solution and hopefully, become parents.

June is Men’s Health Month. If you and your honey are having a hard time getting pregnant, make sure that both of you get checked out by infertility specialists, such as a reproductive endocrinologist or reproductive urologist. Infertility is not just a woman’s disease. It affects men, too.