Women's Issues

Women Veterans' Issues and Treatment

Vietnam Veterans of America, Women Veterans Committee
Reports and information on a wide array of issues important to the women who served in Vietnam and other wars.

Women’s Health USA 2009
An easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families and their communities.

The Women Veterans Health Care Improvement Act of 2009
This legislation authorized a study to assess the physical, mental and reproductive effects of conflict upon women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan VA health care services It will also help the Veterans Administration to provide evidence-based treatment to women with sexual trauma.

VA Pledge to Women Veterans on Women's Equality Day
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki pledged that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will work to ensure the nation upholds its obligation to meet the needs of our veterans—including women veterans.

WOVEN—Women Veterans Network
A community of women veterans spanning all ages, services, ranks, experiences and geographies, the network is woven together by a common desire to connect for social support and camaraderie, share information and resources and serve our fellow veterans and local communities.

Women Veterans of America
Women Veterans of America is an advocacy organization founded by, and run for, women veterans.

MilitaryWoman.org is an online meeting place for military women to exchange information and provide information to women contemplating military service.

Department of Veterans' Affairs Center for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Center for Women Veterans provides information on health care, benefits, sexual trauma and readjustment counseling.

American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too!
American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too! is a resouce page dedicated to women in the miltary, created and maintained by Captain Barbara A. Wilson, USAF (Ret).

VA Women's Mental Health Center
The VA Women's Mental Health Center was created in recognition of women veterans and their right for gender-sensitive, high quality mental health care.

NCPTSD Fact Sheet for Women
The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) has developed a number of fact sheets on issues specific to women and trauma.

PTSD in Women Returning From Combat: Future Directions in Research
This 2009 repor from the Society for Women’s Health Research examines issues such as gender differences in PTSD and combat-related concerns uniquely affecting women.

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