September 11, 2020

Private Benjamin is Down: Military Women Face Unique Health Risks

By Eileen C. Moore, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, CA

Now that women have increased access to many military jobs that were previously closed to them, the number of women in the military has increased significantly. As of early 2020, there are 1,820,000 women veterans in the United States. Their health experiences and needs are often unlike those of male veterans.1 As increased numbers of women are volunteering for military service and serving in combat positions, some distinctive risks to their physical and mental health are becoming known.

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