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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the experiences and preferences for reproductive health care services among female veterans. In policy and practice, the VA should expand communication efforts to ensure that female veterans know the reproductive health services that are available to them, include more advanced fertility care, and widen the range of healthcare choices available to veteran women; the VA should look into covering healthcare for newborns and expanding access to infertility services. Suggestions for future research include using a random, nationally representative sample of female veterans, and looking at gender discrimination's potential impact on their quality of care.

Original Citation

Mattocks, K. M., Nikolajski, C., Haskell, S., Brandt, C., McCall-Hosenfeld, J., Yano, E., Pham, T., & Borrero, S. (2011). Women veterans' reproductive health preferences and experiences: A focus group analysis. Women's Health Issues, 21(2), 124–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2010.11.002

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Reproductive and Urinary Physiology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Health and wellness, Women's health, Veterans, Reproductive health, Health services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Research briefs

Subject

Women's health services; Women veterans; Veterans; United States; Reproductive health; Medical care

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

5-25-2012

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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