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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 681 WOMEN VETERANS focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 81 WOMEN VETERANS focused publication briefs)


  • Despite Guidelines, Women Veterans More Likely to Receive Unrecommended Psychiatric Medications for PTSD than Men
    The primary objectives of this work were to examine PTSD prescribing practices over the last decade (2010–2019) for women and men receiving VA care – and to determine the impact of comorbid diagnoses and demographic characteristics on these practices. Findings showed that across medication classes and years, women were more likely to receive all psychiatric medications of interest. Gender differen...
    Date: July 7, 2022
  • Documented Clinical Diagnoses Underestimate Prevalence of Substance Use Disorders in Younger, Hispanic, and Women Veterans
    This study compared clinical diagnosis rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD), drug use disorder (DUD), and total SUD (AUD and/or DUD) to survey-based prevalence among a random sample of VA patients from 30 VA healthcare facilities. Findings showed that the survey-based prevalence of AUD, DUD, and SUD was generally higher than clinical diagnosis rates among all Veterans: 10% vs 6% for AUD, 4.7% vs 4....
    Date: June 30, 2022
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 62 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
COR 19-490-B The Development of a Retreat-Based Suicide Prevention Program for Women Veterans Presseau, Candice 2021-10-01
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

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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

  • 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

  • Evaluating Outsourced Care 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...this Issue: VA Healthcare for Women Veterans » Table of Contents Evaluating...Care for Women Veterans Feature Article While the number of women Veterans utilizing

  • Attrition of Women Veterans New to VA || 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 Attrition of Women Veterans New to...to VA Feature Article Among women new to VA healthcare in 2006, our earlier work

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Women Veterans" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
9/27/2022 Unique Readjustment Concerns for Newly Separated Women Veterans Vogt, Dawne  
Galovski, Tara  
6/23/2022 VA Women’s Mental Health: Strategic Priorities and Helpful Tips for Engagement and Partnerships in Research, Policy, and Practice Strauss, Jennifer  
Rowlands, Sandy  
Miller, Laura  
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  

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