This brief is about male veterans' preferences for health information provided to them after experiencing military sexual trauma and the effect of that information on use of mental health services. In policy and practice, veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma should seek military sexual trauma care from the VA, health practitioners should learn more about military sexual assault to better help servicemembers, and gender-targeted literature should be distributed to servicemembers who have experienced military sexual trauma; the VHA should include gender-specific resources for male veterans who experienced military sexual trauma. Suggestions for future research include the addition of a follow-up interview for individuals who participated in the initial survey, the sampling of veterans from all military branches, and more veterans overall.
Turchik, J. A., Rafie, S., Rosen, C. S., & Kimerling, R. (2014). Preferences for gender-targeted health information: A study of male veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. American Journal of Men's Health, 8(3), 240–248. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988313508304
Gender and Sexuality | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Trauma
Care, Gender, Health knowledge, Patient education, Patient preference, Health behavior, Sexual trauma, Sexual violence, Utilization, Access to care, Veterans
Care; Gender; Patient education; Health behavior; Rape trauma syndrome; Sex crimes; Medical care--Utilization; Health services accessibility; Veterans; United States
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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Preferences for Gender-Targeted Health Information: A Study of Male Veterans Who Have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 293.
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