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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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(5 of more than 623 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 72 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)

  • Majority of Women Veterans Feel Welcome at VA
    Investigators in this study analyzed patient suggestions on how to make the VA healthcare system more welcoming to women. Findings showed that of the study participants, 85% felt welcome within the VA healthcare system. Overall, 490 distinct responses were provided to a question asking for suggestions to make VA more welcoming to women Veterans (260 comments and 230 suggestions). Comments included...
    Date: July 1, 2020
  • Both PTSD Symptoms and Moral Injury are Associated with Adverse Perinatal Outcomes among Women Veterans
    This longitudinal study is the first to examine the impact of PTSD symptoms and moral injury on adverse perinatal outcomes among women who became pregnant in the first three years after separating from military service. Findings showed that after adjusting for age, racial/ethnic minority status, socioeconomic status, and lifetime trauma, both PTSD symptoms and moral injury were associated with adv...
    Date: June 1, 2020
  • One-third of Reproductive-Age Women Veterans Perceive Gender-based Discrimination in VA Healthcare System
    This study examined the prevalence of perceived gender-based discrimination – and factors with which it is associated – among reproductive-aged women Veterans seeking VA healthcare. Findings showed that among 2,294 women Veterans, 34% perceived gender-based discrimination when receiving VA care. However, the mean perceived discrimination score was 8 on a 24-point scale, indicating a relatively low...
    Date: May 1, 2020
  • Positive IPV Screen Significantly Associated with Health Outcomes and Healthcare Use among Women Veterans Over 45
    This study examined the proportion of women older than childbearing age who screen positive when routinely screened for past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) at VA clinics, as well as associations of a positive screen with health conditions and use of healthcare services. Findings showed that of the study cohort, 255 middle-aged (45-59 years; 9%) and 79 older (60 years and older, 5%) women scr...
    Date: April 21, 2020
  • Women Veterans Significantly More Likely than Male Veterans to Use Any Healthcare Up to One Year Post-Discharge
    This study examined gender differences among a national sample of Veterans in the use of VA and non-VA health services during the first 15 months of the transition from military to civilian life. Findings showed that women Veterans were twice as likely as men to use any healthcare (VA or non-VA) immediately post-military and 84% more likely than men to do so a year later – but the use of VA care w...
    Date: March 1, 2020

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( 5 of more than 56 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IIR 18-266 Optimizing Remote Access to Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Women Veterans Markland, Alayne 2020-01-01
SDR 18-150 Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Veterans: Evaluating the Impact and Effectiveness of VHA's Response Iverson, Katherine 2019-11-01
PPO 18-089 Reproductive Life Planning for Women Veterans with Mental Illness Drapalski, Amy 2019-06-01

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The most recent "Women Veterans" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/13/2020 Suicidal Self-Directed Violence among Women Veterans Monteith, Lindsey  
Holliday, Ryan  
5/19/2020 A Mixed Methods Evaluation of Evidence-Based Quality Improvement of Comprehensive Women’s Health Care Implementation in Low-Performing VA Facilities Yano, Elizabeth  
Hamilton, Alison  
4/7/2020 COVID-19: Emerging Considerations Regarding the Care for Women Veterans for Clinicians and Researchers Johnson, Amanda  
Buckholdt, Kelly  
Miller, Laura  
Katon, Jodie  
Gerber, Megan  
Frayne, Susan  
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  

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