Professor Robert M Freeman MD FRCOG

As a consultant in Plymouth, he set up, and now jointly runs a clinical and research Urogynaecology unit. Several trainees have obtained research degrees (MD’s and a PhD) from Plymouth University. The unit is an RCOG approved centre for subspecialty training and is BSUG accredited.

With others, he produced: the RCOG/RCM ‘OASI Care Bundle’, the UR-CHOICE risk assessment tool and Episcissors-60.

Previously a scientific editor for the International Urogynecology Journal and the BJOG.

Helped form the British Society of Urogynaecology as founding Secretary (2001-2006), and Chairman (2006-2009).

He was President of the international Urogynecological Association (IUGA) (2014-2016).

He is now Education Chairman for the MASIC Foundation.

The stats speak for themselves.
More women are affected and need support…


of women with severe birth injury said it impacted on their relationship with their child


were affected by traumatic memories of the birth


stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury


of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother


suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury


of women affected regretted having a child because of the injuries sustained