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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the use of medical and mental health services by servicewomen after sexual assault that occurred while in the military. In policy and practice, servicewomen who have been sexually assaulted should seek medical and mental healthcare in a timely manner, even if they don't believe it is necessary, to prevent HIV infection and pregnancy; the DoD should continue its use of the DoJ's gold standard of care while ensuring that servicewomen feel that they can reach out for post-assault healthcare. Suggestions for future research include sampling more servicewomen who utilize care, expanding the geographic spread of the study, and studying whether use of services for sexual assault in the military leads to DoD programs or DoD programs lead to use of services.

Original Citation

Mengeling, M. A., Booth, B. M., Torner, J. C., & Sadler, A. G. (2015). Post-sexual assault health care utilization among OEF/OIF servicewomen. Medical Care, 53(4 Suppl 1), S136–S142. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000000267

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Mental health, Sexual assault, Health services, Health services utilization, Veterans, Women veterans

Subject

Mental health; Rape; Medical care; Women's health services; Utilization; Mental health services; Utilization; Women veterans

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 4-17-2015

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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