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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
- Physical and psychosexual difficulties in women and men
- Sexual pain disorders in women, including vulvodynia
- Persistent physical symptoms of unknown cause
- Fear of childbirth and tocophobia, primary or following birth trauma
- Sexual pain disorders
- Sex and cancer
- 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