Cervical screening for survivors of sexual violence

The Survivors Trust and The Eve Appeal are collaborating as part of the #CheckWithMeFirst campaign to help raise awareness of the challenges survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence may face when accessing cervical screening. Many survivors of sexual assault or sexual abuse find healthcare appointments distressing, particularly appointments which may involve physical examinations such as cervical screening.

Cervical screening- a guide for survivors of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse

This guide outlines information about attending cervical screening for survivors of rape, sexual abuse or assault, and offers tips to which may help to make you feel more comfortable about your appointment.

 

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Cervical screening- a guide for healthcare professionals

This guide outlines some simple actions healthcare professionals can take to make cervical screening appointments easier for patients and service-users who are survivors of rape or sexual abuse.

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