Leila Frodsham


Consultant gynaecologist and psychosexual service lead


Leila Frodsham graduated from Leicester medical school in 1995, completed registrar training in south London and research on assisted conception in HIV positive women at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital from 2000 to 2004. She started training concurrently in psychosexual medicine and women's health over 20 years ago.


She became a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology in 2009. From 2013 to 2017, she was a consultant in both Kent and at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.


She is a foundation training programme director at the Trust, a Schwartz Round co-lead and a clinical academic at King's College London.


Education and training

  • MRCOG, 2000
  • Member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, 2006

  • BMS accredited menopause specialist, 2018

Research interests

  • Sexual pain disorders
  • Sex and cancer
  • Tocophobia
  • Persistent physical symptoms
  • Assisted conception in HIV positive patients (2000-2004)

Leila is widely published in peer reviewed journals, books and in media and has been involved in national and international working groups for tocophobia and outcome measures in psychosexual difficulties. She also lectures nationally and internationally about sexual difficulties.

In lockdown she established (with peers) a doctor's menopause café which educates and offers pastoral care to doctors. The café has nearly 2000 members. She is also a spokesperson for the Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


  • British Menopause Society first prize, 2021 (doctor's menopause café)

  • Respect award, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (as part of the endometriosis team), November 2016

  • The Royal College of Obsetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) educational prize, 2016

  • Staff award, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, team of the year, early pregnancy, 2016

  • RCOG regional trainer of the year, 2015

  • Staff award, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, team of the year, birth centre, 2014

  • Promising young clinician (mother to embryo viral transmission risk in assisted conception), European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology, 2004

Last updated: April 2022

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