We believe in women

A Stitch in Time’s mission is to address socially crippling but readily treatable condition of pelvic organ prolapse by providing surgical treatment to women who otherwise would not have access to these services. We aim to restore women’s bodies through technically advanced pelvic reconstructive surgery free of charge in geographically remote or access remote areas of the world.

Right to Adequate Gynecological Care

A Stitch in Time can see women in cultures where gynecological treatment by a male doctor would be taboo or uncomfortable for the woman, and the number of female doctors is extremely limited. We feel that every woman has the right to adequate gynecological care, and our camps reach out to women who have been overlooked.

Improve Global Health for Women

The members of A Stitch in Time believe that quality of life is a significant part of the human experience. Prolapse isn’t usually life-threatening, but it can make life miserable, and we are committed to alleviating suffering, and improving global health for women.

Prolapse can make sex unbearable, and fracture a marriage. Women are then vulnerable to domestic abuse, divorce, and destitution.

Dr. Tracy Capes • Director of Pelvic Surgery

For each mission,

A Stitch in Time recruits qualified surgeons, doctors, midwives and nurses who donate their personal time.

Multinational group,

Though most of our team members are US based, we are a multinational group, and welcome participants from diverse backgrounds.


We assemble teams of specialized professionals that volunteer their time to travel to remote hospitals around the world


We partner with local organization that have surgical facilities and a connection to the patient community


We perform technically advanced reconstructive surgeries of the pelvic floor


We coordinate postoperative care with the local facility once we have left

Women in the developing world are vulnerable to prolapse

Prolapse isn’t life-threatening, but it can make a woman’s life miserable. She can be incontinent, uncomfortable walking or sitting, and unable to tolerate sex. In some societies, a woman with prolapse can be divorced and outcast left to fend for herself in settings where the odds are stacked firmly against her.

They have multiple vaginal deliveries, many years spent doing strenuous manual labor, and poor nutrition. They have limited access to trained health care providers, which puts these women at risk for severe gynecological health issues. This last point is where we can help.


Join us by volunteering or support us in our commitment to these women. Help us pay for their surgeries and recovery