Online Program

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
Patricia Rohrbeck, MPH, DrPH, CPH

Women veterans' definitions and experiences of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan   
Jessica Strong, MSW, Patricia A. Findley, DrPH, MSW and Beth Angell, PhD, MSSW
Pelvic inflammatory disease: The impact of recruit chlamydia screening policies on female active duty US service members   
Patricia Rohrbeck, MPH, DrPH, CPH, Leslie Clark, PhD, MS, Brad Cannell, MPH and Christine Moranetz, PhD, FAWHP
Rape in active component and reserve/ national guard servicewomen: Deployed and non-deployed environments   
Anne Sadler, Ph.D., Michelle Mengeling, Ph.D., James Torner, Ph.D., Skyler Johnson, Ph.D. and Brenda M. Booth, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

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

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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