Women's Health and the Military

Carissa van den Berk Clark, Jennifer Chang, Jessica Servey, Jeffrey D. Quinlan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Approximately 1.8 million American women are veterans of the Armed Services, and an additional 200,000 women are currently serving on active duty. With the increasing number of women in the military, there has been an increase in the number of women who have faced prolonged deployment in combat environments. This article discusses reproductive health concerns, family planning and contraceptive considerations, intimate partner violence and military sexual assault, posttraumatic stress disorder, and postdeployment health issues. It concludes with a list of available resources accessible to veterans and their providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Intimate partner violence
  • Military sexual trauma
  • PTSD
  • Veteran


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