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Women's Health

The percentage of women Veterans is expected to increase from 7.7% in 2008 to 14.3% in 2033. Important issues being studied include redesigning primary care service delivery for women, as well as developing screening and treatment strategies for post-deployment health issues affecting women, such as military sexual trauma.

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Citations

(5 of more than 679 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 79 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)


  • Genetic Consultation Provided by VA Facilities or Centralized VA Virtual Care More Timely and Better Coordinated than Community Care Options
    This study assessed care coordination and equity in the delivery of genetic care for the care models available to VA patients (i.e., VA-traditional, centralized VA-telehealth, and non-VA care). Findings showed that VA genetic care models – both traditional and centralized telehealth – had better care coordination than non-VA care. Veterans referred to non-VA care completed their consult only 57% o...
    Date: April 11, 2022
  • Medication Risks for Veterans of Child-bearing Age
    This study investigated medication use and the role of comorbidity among pregnant Veterans receiving VA care – and where patient education or provider-to-provider communication is needed. Findings showed that, based on prescriptions filled within VA only, women Veterans were prescribed numerous medications during pregnancy and discontinued antidepressants at a substantial rate. The median number o...
    Date: March 23, 2022
  • Reasons Why Women Veterans Leave or Stay in VA Healthcare
    This study sought to characterize women Veterans’ decision-making related to departing from (attriting) or continuing to use VA – and to explore factors that help retain/attract women to the VA healthcare system. Women Veterans described complex reasons why they left or continued using VA, with cost and affordability playing an important role even in considerations of returning to VA after a long ...
    Date: December 28, 2021
  • Women Veterans with Premature Cardiovascular Disease Less Likely than Men to Receive Secondary Prevention Therapy
    This study sought to evaluate sex-based differences in antiplatelet use, any statin and high-intensity statin (HIS) therapy, and statin adherence among patients with premature and extremely premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Findings showed that women Veterans with premature (age < 55 years) and extremely premature (age < 40 years) ASCVD were less likely to receive antiplate...
    Date: April 21, 2021
  • Suicide Prevention for Women Veterans
    The articles in this supplement highlight the value of a wide range of data sources, from the macro-level surveillance data available through the DoD, VA, and the US National Violent Death Reporting System to the depth of qualitative data of individual experiences with suicide attempts. They also illustrate the complexities of studying gender and suicide, while generating a new understanding of im...
    Date: February 1, 2021

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Studies

( 5 of more than 61 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
CDA 20-275 Assessing Trends in STI Screening among Women Veterans in the VHA Keddem, Shimrit 2022-04-01
CDA 20-224 Examining Pre-Pregnancy Health and Maternal Outcomes among Women Veterans Quinn, Deirdre 2021-09-01
IIR 19-387 MyPath: A Patient-Centered Web-Based Intervention to Improve Reproductive Planning for Women Veterans Callegari, Lisa 2020-10-01
IIR 18-287 Strengthening Suicide Prevention Efforts for Women Veterans through the Veterans Crisis Line Dichter, Melissa 2020-07-01
CDA 18-005 Targeting Barriers to Pain Self-Management in Women Veterans: Refinement and Feasibility of a Novel Peer Support Intervention (Project CONNECT) Driscoll, Mary 2020-05-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Women Veterans" publications displayed.


  • Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans || In Progress

    ...bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Veterans in the United States. As a result...stress, and discrimination, these Veterans face increased health risks and unique...Access for LGBTQ Veterans Overview: New Research for LGBTQ Veterans Individual Research...Healthcare Use among Transgender Veterans Understanding Mental Health Problems

  • Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans || In Progress

    ...bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Veterans in the United States. As a result...stress, and discrimination, these Veterans face increased health risks and unique...Access for LGBTQ Veterans Overview: New Research for LGBTQ Veterans Individual Research...Healthcare Use among Transgender Veterans Understanding Mental Health Problems

  • Understanding Suicide Risks among LGBT Veterans in VA Care || In Progress

    ...bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Veterans in the United States. As a result...stress, and discrimination, these Veterans face increased health risks and unique...Improving Care and Access for LGBTQ Veterans » Table of Contents Understanding...Understanding Suicide Risks among LGBT Veterans in VA Care Feature Article The causes of

  • Women Veterans Healthcare CREATE || In Progress

    ...recruits are women, and it's estimated that by 2018, 10% of the Veteran population...population will consist of women. Our March issue focuses on HSR&D research intended...Healthcare for Women Veterans » Table of Contents Women Veterans Healthcare CREATE...on topics that include PTSD, rural Veterans, long-term care, and improving access

  • VA Healthcare for Women Veterans || In Progress

    ...recruits are women, and it's estimated that by 2018, 10% of the Veteran population...population will consist of women. Our March issue focuses on HSR&D research intended...Healthcare for Women Veterans Currently, 20% of new military recruits are women, and it's...2018, 10% of the Veteran population will consist of women.1 Our March issue

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Women Veterans" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
3/10/2022 Practice and Policy: Office of Women’s Health Priorities and Implications for Women’s Health Research Hayes, Patricia  
2/17/2022 Improving Mental Health Treatment Engagement Among Women Veterans with Sexual Trauma Histories: Findings from Two Randomized Clinical Trials Strauss, Jennifer  
Kelly, Ursula  
Creech, Suzannah  
2/15/2022 Cervical Cancer Screening in VA: Unique individual and health system challenges Haskell, Sally  
Danan, Elisheva  
2/1/2022 Emerging Evidence on Technology-based Treatment of Women Veterans’ Mental Health Street, Amy  
Strauss, Jennifer  
Lehavot, Keren  
1/27/2022 Implementation of a Cardiovascular Toolkit for Women Veterans: Results from EMPOWER QUERI Bean-Mayberry, Bevanne  
Farmer, Melissa  

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