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 612 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)
- Mancuso AC, Summers KM, Mengeling MA, Torner JC, Ryan GL, Sadler AG. Infertility and Health-Related Quality of Life in United States Women Veterans. Journal of women's health (2002). 2019 Nov 22.
- Britton LE, Judge-Golden CP, Wolgemuth TE, Zhao X, Mor MK, Callegari LS, Borrero S. Associations Between Perceived Susceptibility to Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use in a National Sample of Women Veterans. Perspectives on sexual and reproductive health. 2019 Dec 1; 51(4):211-218.
- Mattocks K, Casares J, Brown A, Bean-Mayberry B, Goldstein KM, Driscoll M, Haskell S, Bastian L, Brandt C. Women Veterans' Experiences with Perceived Gender Bias in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Specialty Care. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2019 Nov 14.
- Smith BN, Spiro A, Frayne SM, Kimerling R, Cypel Y, Reinhard MJ, Kilbourne AM, Magruder KM. Impact of Wartime Stress Exposures and Mental Health on Later-Life Functioning and Disability in Vietnam-Era Women Veterans: Findings from The Health of Vietnam-Era Women's Study (HealthViEWS). Psychosomatic medicine. 2019 Nov 8.
- Yano EM, Washington DL. Trends and Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Research Regarding Women Veterans: Briefing before the Congressional Task Force on Women Veterans and Representative Julia Brownley; 2019 Oct 17; Washington, DC.
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(5 of more than 67 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)
- History of Military Sexual Trauma Common among Older Women Veterans
This study sought to determine the prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST) among older women Veterans – and investigate associations between MST and medical and mental health diagnoses. Findings showed that a history of MST was common among older women Veterans. Positive MST screens were observed in nearly 1 in 5 women aged 55-64, and 1 in 10 aged 65-74. [This is similar to the 23% prevalence f...
Date: November 11, 2019
- 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
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( 5 of more than 54 WOMEN VETERANS focused projects
|| Optimizing Remote Access to Urinary Incontinence Treatment for Women Veterans
||Markland , Alayne
|| Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Veterans: Evaluating the Impact and Effectiveness of VHA's Response
|| Reproductive Life Planning for Women Veterans with Mental Illness
|| Attrition of Women Veterans New to VHA in the Community Care Era
|| Identifying Novel Opportunities for Suicide Prevention among Women Veterans using Reproductive Health Care Services
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A Call to Action: Cardiovascular Care in Women Veterans
|| Han, Janet
How Can Peer Support Promote Cardiovascular Health Behaviors Among Women Veterans?
|| Oddone, Eugene
Women’s Enhanced Recruitment Process (WERP): Experience from CSP #591
|| Pomernacki, Alyssa
Head Injury and PTSD in Veteran and Civilian Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Screening and Intervention
|| Galovski, Tara
Engaging Women Veterans in Research
|| Dichter, Melissa
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