Women at War

ISBN : 9780199344536

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie; Anne L. Naclerio
392 Pages
184 x 257 mm
Pub date
Jul 2015
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In the very first text of its kind, iWomen at Warr 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 book 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. The book 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 book 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.


Section I: Background and Introduction
Chapter 1 Comparative Morbidity and Mortality of Women Serving in the U.S. Military during a Decade of Warfare
Chapter 2 Female Soldiers and PTSD
Chapter 3 Women at War in Australia
Section II: Women at War
Chapter 4 Medical Issues for Women Warriors on Deployment
Chapter 5 Reproductive Health
Chapter 6 Issues in the Prevention of Malaria among Women at War
Chapter 7: Women, Ships, Subs & the U.S. Navy
Chapter 8: Female Combat Medics
Section III: Women Home from War
Chapter 9: Human Sexuality and Women in the Area of Operations
Chapter 10: Women Home From War
Chapter 11: Mothers in War
Chapter 12: Building the Framework for Successful Deployment Reunions
Chapter 13: Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Women in the Military
Section IV: Psychological Issues for Active Duty Women
Chapter 14: Suicide-Related Ideation and Behaviors in Military Women
Chapter 15: Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, and Veterans
Section V: The Female Veteran Experience
Chapter 16: The Woman Veteran Experience
Chapter 17: Mental health of women warriors: the power of belonging
Chapter 18: The Veterans Health Administration Response to Military Sexual Trauma
Chapter 19: Compensation, Pension, and other Benefits for Women Veterans with Disabilities

About the author: 

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH COL (Ret) US Army Chief Clinical Officer District of Columbia Department of Mental Health Washington DC; Anne L Naclerio, MD, MPH, COL Chief Surgeon Army National Guard Chair, Women's Health Task Force, Office of the Army Surgeon General Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Arlington, VA

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