Women at War

Women at War

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie and Anne L Naclerio

Print publication date: Jun 2015

ISBN: 9780199344536

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource brings together all available information and experience on women's physical and mental health in one resource to enlighten the practitioners caring for them. The U.S Department of Defense is approximately 15% women with over 300,000 women having deployed since September 11th, 2001. This title reviews the epidemiology, changes in policy and demographics of women in the services, the factors affecting their health and health care while serving in austere environments, issues related to reproductive and urogenital health and how health care providers can help prepare and prevent illness. It also looks at mental health issues to include PTSD and other psychological effects of war, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and suicide, as well as the veteran experience. The title brings together researchers, clinicians, and service member experience and presents the information in a practical, actionable format. It also highlights areas where data is lacking and more study is demanded.