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Description/Abstract

This study sheds light on usage of VHA services by women, as it found that there is an increasing number of women returning from deployment, which is leading to an increase in female veterans. To meet the growing needs of female veterans, community-based providers should coordinate care with the VHA and other health providers to ensure that the reproductive health needs of veteran women are adequately addressed. In policy, the VHA might devise more cost-effective means for care while continuing to provide high-quality reproductive health care services to female veterans. Suggestions for future study include examining how access to insurance affects veteran families, as well as studying if women who use VHA maternity benefits return to use VHA services for ongoing health care post-pregnancy.

Original Citation

Mattocks, K. M., Frayne, S., Phibbs, C. S., Yano, E. M., Zephyrin, L., Shryock, H., Haskell, S., Katon, J., Sullivan, J. C., Weinreb, L., Ulbricht, C., & Bastian, L. A. (2014). Five-year trends in women veterans' use of VA maternity benefits, 2008-2012. Women's Health Issues, 24(1), e37–e42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2013.10.002

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Women's Studies

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Benefits, Maternity benefits, Research brief

Subject

Motherhood; Women veterans

Portfolio

Policy

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 3-27-2015

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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