Women at War: Understanding How Women Veterans Cope with Combat and Military Sexual Trauma

Publication year: 2011 Source: Social Science & Medicine, Available online 11 December 2011 Kristin Mattocks, Sally Haskell, Erin Krebs, Amy Justice, Elizabeth Yano, … The wars in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) have engendered a growing population of US female veterans, with women now comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. Women serving in the military come under direct fire and experience combat-related injuries and trauma, and are also often subject to in-service sexual assaults and sexual harassment.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Social Science & Medicine, Available online 11 December 2011 Kristin Mattocks, Sally Haskell, Erin Krebs, Amy Justice, Elizabeth Yano, … The wars in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, OIF) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF) have engendered a growing population of US female veterans, with women now comprising 15% of active US duty military personnel. Women serving in the military come under direct fire and experience combat-related injuries and trauma, and are also often subject to in-service sexual assaults and sexual harassment.

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