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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 589 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 66 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)

  • Significant Cost Savings for VA in Allowing for 12-Month Dispensing of Oral Contraceptive Pills
    Like most US health plans, VA currently stipulates a 3-month maximum dispensing limit for all medications, including oral contraceptive pills (OCPs). This study sought to determine the expected financial and reproductive health implications for the VA healthcare system in implementing a 12-month dispensing option for oral contraceptive pills. Findings showed that adoption of a 12-month dispensing ...
    Date: July 8, 2019
  • Women Veterans’ Experience with Research on Intimate Partner Violence
    Little is known about successful strategies for recruiting and retaining women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in research, and their experiences of research participation. This study used data on health, safety, empowerment, and engagement with IPV-related services among women VA patients with self-reported IPV in the 12 months prior to enrollment. Findings showed that direct...
    Date: May 6, 2019
  • Over-Prescribing of Medication for Insomnia, Particularly among Women Veterans
    Zolpidem, a non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic, is extensively prescribed in the U.S. for short-term treatment of insomnia. FDA recommends cutting the dose for women in half because women metabolize the same dose of zolpidem more slowly than men; VA’s national Pharmacy Benefits Management service policy is in line with FDA guidelines. This study examined prescribing patterns among all VA patient...
    Date: March 1, 2019
  • Cardiovascular Care and Research for Women Veterans
    This review presents important information on five areas of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care for women Veterans: 1) rapidly changing demographics; 2) prevalence of traditional risk factors; 3) prevalence of less traditional risk factors (i.e., homelessness, military sexual trauma, and mental health disorders); 4) treatment and outcomes of CVD; and 5) the current state and future directions of wom...
    Date: February 19, 2019
  • Women Veterans Who Report Stranger Harassment on VA Grounds More Likely to Delay or Miss Healthcare
    This study examined the prevalence of self-reported harassment among women Veterans who use VA healthcare. Findings showed that one in four women Veterans reported inappropriate and/or unwanted comments or behavior by male Veterans on VA grounds. Eight percent said that this usually or always took place at VA. Negative interactions included sexual/derogatory comments and questions about the women’...
    Date: January 24, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 51 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 18-089 Reproductive Life Planning for Women Veterans with Mental Illness Drapalski, Amy 2019-06-01
IIR 18-116 Attrition of Women Veterans New to VHA in the Community Care Era Frayne, Susan 2019-05-01
PPO 17-276 Identifying Novel Opportunities for Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans using Reproductive Health Care Services Hoffmire, Claire 2018-10-01
PPO 18-112 Addressing Gender-Based Harassment of Women Veterans at VA Facilities Klap, Ruth 2018-10-01
CDA 17-018 Improving Health Care for Women Veterans: Addressing Menopause and Mental Health Gibson, Carolyn 2018-06-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Women Veterans" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/30/2019 A Call to Action: Cardiovascular Care in Women Veterans Han, Janet  
Ebrahimi, Ramin  
1/8/2019 How Can Peer Support Promote Cardiovascular Health Behaviors Among Women Veterans? Oddone, Eugene  
Oddone, Eugene  
Goldstein, Karen  
Goldstein, Karen  
11/15/2018 Women’s Enhanced Recruitment Process (WERP): Experience from CSP #591 Pomernacki, Alyssa  
Schnurr, Paula  
Frayne, Susan  
6/13/2018 Head Injury and PTSD in Veteran and Civilian Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Screening and Intervention Galovski, Tara  
Galovski, Tara  
Iverson, Kate  
Iverson, Kate  
6/6/2018 Engaging Women Veterans in Research Dichter, Melissa  
Chrystal, Joya  
Hamilton, Alison  

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