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Treated Like a ‘Piece of Meat’: Female Veterans Endure Harassment at the V.A.

Some women say they still struggle to get all of their birth control ... Women also have mental health care needs — over 40 percent of female veterans who use the V.A. are diagnosed with at least one ... read more

Health care still a struggle for female veterans

As an 18-year-old on her first field assignment as a teletype operator, to West Germany for Exercise Reforger in 1974, Marilyn McCloud left her tent one night to use the latrine and was raped by ... read more

For Delaware female vets, every day is a struggle

Since retiring from the military in 2012, it's been a daily struggle for the Dover mother of four, who feels robbed of her freedom by a war she still doesn't fully ... For specific information about ... read more

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Women veterans share experiences at panel

When someone says the word “veteran,” many people don’t picture ... “They don’t really appreciate women telling them what to do, so it was a struggle at the very beginning.” But eventually he came ... read more


The VA Is Trying to Reach Female Veterans About Their Health Care

The Department of Veterans ... has a women's mental health champion ... it's their responsibility to do outreach into the community and find programming that is not available through the VA," ... read more

Female veterans struggle to overcome homelessness

PHOENIX -- The population of female veterans ... homeless veterans into permanent housing. The veterans also receive services to help them get back on their feet, such as substance-abuse counseling ... read more

Better Health Care for Veterans Requires Better Payment

I also care for active-duty soldiers, retirees and their families in my civilian practice, and I already knew what this study found: These men and women have unique health ... to veteran care is that ... read more

DAV report: Health care gaps narrowing but remain for female veterans

Congress and VA still struggle to ensure parity in their health care and other services. The latest report, says DAV, seeks to educate VA leaders and lawmakers on the unmet needs of female veterans so ... read more

One female veteran’s epic quest for a ‘foot that fits’

“The problem is we are coming home to a society and, unfortunately, a VA that still defines veterans as male — that’s what Americans picture when they think ‘veteran,’ ” said former Army medic Joy ... read more

Saving Veterans’ Health Care

To the Editor: As a psychiatric nurse-practitioner and service member, and as a psychiatrist in the V.A. system, respectively, we are concerned that the perspective of this article may deter female ... read more

5 Women on What It's Actually Like to Have Universal Health Care

The struggle to access and afford quality health care ... It doesn’t have to be this way. We talked to women in five countries with universal health care systems—Canada, Iceland, Taiwan, Australia, ... read more

Warner, Kaine working to improve veteran access to mental health care

Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to introduce bipartisan legislation to improve veterans’ access to mental health care and help ... for our men and women in uniform.” read more



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