Military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress and women veterans' experiences
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Growing numbers of women serve in our military, but less is know about the effect of combat on them compared to their male counterparts. Understanding military women pre and post combat experiences could improve women's health by identifying potential risks to physical and mental health. In this session, findings will be presented to discuss advocacy, reproductive health and sexual assault. This session is intended to be useful to healthcare providers, policy makers, public health professionals, and women's groups.
Session Objectives: Describe the physical and mental health of military service women;
Identify risk factors for sexual assault related to deployment; and
List and define combat experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan
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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Medical Care, Maternal and Child Health, Peace Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Family Violence Prevention Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)