The My Body Back Maternity Clinic is the first designated maternity clinic for rape survivors worldwide, started by a by a UK NRI. They have created a different birthing pathway to ensure that the survivors receive tailored, sensitive care. The sexually assaulted women and those who wanted to have children would receive STI tests, cervical screenings and routine exams and also proper maternity care in this clinic. The clinic will provide the needy with antenatal support, trained midwives, pediatricians and psychologists.
The clinic will ensure to look after the cases of assaulted sexual violence and rape victims. The service will be integrated into a maternity ward at the Royal London Hospital. Rape victims can also refer directly to the maternity clinic by emailing the team to make an appointment. If the project proves successful, it could be opened across other UK hospitals as well.
Pavan Amara, aged 27 now, was raped as a teenager. This incident affected her to avoid seeking routine medical treatment for ten years, also avoiding her to seek forensic testing. After such miserable experience and the deep realisation to other victims of sexual violence, she decided to launch the UK’s first clinic, which will be dedicated to these women. She founded the “My Body Back Project” that was jointly established with the Barts Health NHS Trust in London.
Pavan said the victims do not have to detail their experience if they would rather not, but they will be given an appointment and take it from there.
This project will be a source of assist several survivors in the MBB maternity clinic. The doctors and nurses will provide care and health services, for the victims to come out of it and lead a normal life.