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The Definitive Guide to Male and Female Reproductive Health

The ultimate science-backed approach to understanding fertility.

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Fertility Rules: The Definitive Guide to Male and Female Reproductive Health


Leslie Schrock has authored an important resource on reproductive health in a warm and inviting way. Written with humanity and compassion, it also centers the very important message that “asking for help doesn’t make you weak–it makes you human.

Kathryn J. Go

PhD Director of the IVF Laboratory, The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Teaching Associate, Harvard Medical School

This is a much-needed book… Schrock’s coverage lives up to the promise of the subtitle. This is a definitive and highly useful guide to reproductive health.


Starred Review

Fertility Rules provides an excellent education in reproductive physiology, conception, and infertility for anyone on the fertility journey or will be one day. Personal vignettes and a friendly tone help make the topics approachable and provide meaningful suggestions for men or women about achieving reproductive health.

Michael L. Eisenberg, MD

Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Air pollution and plastics are warming our planet. Who knew it was harming our fertility too? Fertility Rules is the trusted companion everyone should have. Leslie Schrock weaves science with real talk. This book gives you the confidence to navigate your fertility journey.

Ryan Panchadsaram

Co-author of Speed and Scale

Leslie Schrock has created a practical, deeply-researched guide that combines published clinical data with practical advice, using food as the framework to help everyone prepare for conception and pregnancy. Fertility Rules proves once again that food truly is medicine, especially when it comes to maximizing fertility.

Mark Hyman, MD

New York Times bestselling author of The Pegan Diet

From basics of the menstrual cycle to detailed guide on fertility optimization – this book has it all. Whether you just want to learn more about reproductive health or you’re looking for ways to advocate for your fertility care – you’ve got it in Fertility Rules.

Lora Shahine, MD

FACOG, Reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific NW Fertility, host of Baby or Bust podcast

So much more than the birds and the bees! Leslie Schrock demystifies human reproduction in her meticulously researched Fertility Rules. Written in a way readers can understand, she breaks down the latest data behind fertility, infertility and miscarriage. Essential reading for those wanting to understand how their body works, improve chances of conception and take a deep dive into the facts.

Dana McQueen, MD, MAS

Reproductive Endocrinologist

With her trademark approachable yet candid style, Schrock covers the basics everyone should have learned in sex ed, including birth control, hormones, and how getting pregnant really works. She also delves into topics like genetics and epigenetics, mental health and nutrition, and how to navigate treatments like egg and sperm freezing and IVF.

Whether you want to conceive now or later, Fertility Rules prepares you to face the joys and challenges of making a baby—and gets you excited to start.

Fertility Rules: The Definitive Guide to Male and Female Reproductive Health

Fertility Rules gives you the tools to:

Set a Baseline

Understand your body and your partner’s and all of the fertility basics.

Optimize Male and Female Fertility

Identify and tweak the most important lifestyle factors.

Take Action

How to make a baby and navigating fertility preservation, testing, and treatment

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