This study analyzes the effect of experiencing combat on the physical and mental health of female veterans as compared to male veterans. For policy and practice, the research shows that female veterans who experienced combat might not reach out for health services, and therefore those barriers should be identified and addressed. Suggestions for future research include conducting studies with larger sample sizes and representative samples, as well as addressing the interpersonal stress female veterans experience.
Street, A. E., Vogt, D., & Dutra, L. (2009). A new generation of women veterans: Stressors faced by women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Clinical Psychology Review, 29(8), 685–694. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2009.08.007
Clinical Psychology | Gender and Sexuality | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Gender, Veterans, Military personnel
Post-traumatic stress disorder; Gender; Veterans
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "A New Generation of Women Veterans: Stressors Faced by Women Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 325.
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