First Step

First Step

First step is developing a self-administered and accessible forensic device that can detect the evidence of sexual assault. It will be locally available from centres with duty of care, e.g. the Security at University Halls of Residence. The device will use vaginal swabs, which can be taken by the individual themselves, to detect the presence of semen or the male Y chromosome. The result will be rapid and give a clear visual result to provide these women with assurance to empower them take them to take the first steps towards receiving medical aid and justice.