Defence force women and health

Clearinghouse Connector – November 2013

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Australia’s servicewomen and female veterans : do we understand their health needs? Medical Journal of Australia, 2013

Women’s business in men’s business : women’s health in military service in Australia ADF Health, 1999


Women in the military and women veterans American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2012

Army task force : Female soldiers need better health care USA Today, 2012

The concerns of women currently serving in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations : white paper United States. Army Medical Department, 2011

Does the military have a breast cancer crisis? : not quite Forbes Business, 2012

Female veterans

The health and wellbeing of female Vietnam and contemporary veterans : final report Australian National University, 2012

California’s women veterans : the challenges and needs of those who served California State Library. California Research Bureau, 2009

Women warriors : supporting she ‘who has borne the battle’ Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), 2009

Treatment of women

Report on the Review of the Treatment of Women at the Australian Defence Force Academy : phase one … Australian Human Rights Commission, 2011

Report on the Review of the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force : phase two … Australian Human Rights Commission, 2012

The role of women in the military In: Military life : the psychology of serving in peace and combat. Volume 4: Military culture Praeger Security International, 2006. Chapter 6

Surviving sexual assault News (United States Army), 2010

Mental health

Prospective evaluation of mental health and deployment experience among women in the US military American Journal of Epidemiology, 2012

Gender differences in prescribing among veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013

Gender differences among veterans deployed in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013

Health services design and usage

How we’re failing our female veterans Time Magazine, 2010

Women veterans' healthcare delivery preferences and use by military service era : findings from the national survey of women veterans Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013

Incorporating lesbian and bisexual women into women veterans' health priorities Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2013

Related websites

Centre for Australian Military and Veterans’ Health (CAMVH) Link updated: Jan 2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs Women’s Health Research

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