Christopher, Tia. “Tia Christopher, Women Veteran Coordinator - Iraq Veteran Project, Swords
to Plowshares.” Swords to Plowshares. 14 July 2009. U.S. Senate Committee on
Veterans’ Affairs. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://veterans.senate.gov/hearings.cfm?
veterans need more gender specific care and treatment for their issues, group support
meeting from fellow comrades and VA staff, and a place to claim as their own.
Elias, Marilyn. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. Over half
of the women veterans who return home from Iraq today report sexual assault or
harassment and PTSD. The women who suffer such sexual assaults are more prone to
Furey, Joan. Testimony and Statement. Department of Veterans Affairs for Center for Women
Veterans. 8 June 2000. United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Web. 21 Apr.
2010. <http://www4.va.gov/OCA////je00JF.asp>. More women are serving in the
military. Women have been serving in the military as nurses, drivers, and in combat for
Furey, Ms. Joan A. “Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.” Paper presented at the meeting
of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans at VA Headquarters in Washington,
D.C. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Web. 21 Apr. 2010.
<http://www1.va.gov///October_99_ACWV_Meeting.pdf>. Matters about the lack of
concerns for women veterans’ issues were discussed.
Hoppen, Jane. “Sexual Violence Is a Serious Problem for Women in the Military.” Opposing
Viewpoints Resource Center. N.p., 2006. Web. 26 Apr. 2010.
%2524&contentSet=GSRC&sort=Relevance&tabID=T010&>. thirty percent of female
soldiers reported rape or attempted rape during active duty. The military is describes as a
patriarchal society. MST is commonly reported among women while on duty.
Jernigan, Pat, et al. “THE VIETNAM WOMEN VETERANS CONFERENCE.” Paper
presented at ... Olympia, WA. userpages. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://userpages.aug.com/
captbarb/.html>. This conference was a reunion of women Vietnam veterans during the
week of Veterans’ Day. Speeches, presentations, banquets, and attributions were made to
honor the female veterans of Vietnam and the roles women have played in peace and war.
“Joan Furey/Veterans Affairs.” Veterans Affairs 20 Apr. 2002: n. pag. Web. 21 Apr. 2010.
<http://www.veteransadvantage.com///joan-furey>. This is how Joan Furey came about to
be so involved and successful in her career. She was appointed the Director of the
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Center for Women Veterans, and she is the primary
advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on all women veterans’ issues and its
effectiveness of VA programs, practices, and policies to address them.
Kaye, Randi, and Ismael Estrada. “Female veterans report more sexual, mental trauma.”
CNN.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <http://www.cnn.com/////.veterans/.html>. VA
diagnosed 60,000 veterans with PTSD. Of those, twenty-two percent of women in the
military report sexual assault or harassment, compared to one percent of men. Eleven
percent of our military units in Iraq and Afghanistan are made up of women. Many
women are too afraid to report their experiences.
Kennedy, Kelly. “Bill to spotlight issues for female veterans.” Navy Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 26
Apr. 2010. <http://www.navytimes.com////_femalevets_health_022908w/>. Senator Patty
Murray, D-Wash., questions the VA about what they have done to help and provide for
the needs of women veterans.
Mather, Dr. Susan, ACMD, VHA. Briefing: Women Veterans Health Programs. N.p., n.d. Web.
21 Apr. 2010. Dr. Mather conducted a survey that concluded that mortality in women
who served in Vietnam has increased, as cancer in the pancreas and uterus was also
increased. Ratio of 1:24 birth defects among women in who served in Vietnam. VHA is
proposing legislation to compensate the children with birth defects.
“VA Women’s Program Chief Wins Two National Awards.” Public and Intergovernmental
Affairs June-July 1998: n. pag. Web. 19 Apr. 2010. <Public and Intergovernmental
Affairs>. Joan Furey received the Public Service Achievement Award and the National
Public Service Award for her dedication, commitment, and involvement in the movement
to help women veterans with issues.
Walker, Emily P. “Study Examines War’s Effects on Female Vets.” ABC News/Health 28 Nov.
2009: n. pag. Web. 20 Apr. 2010. <http://abcnews.go.com///-examines-wars-effects-
female-veterans/story?id=9190638>. The VA is conducting a four-year, $5.6 mill survey
of women who served in Vietnam. This survey will concern the physical and mental
health of female Vietnam veterans about in their 60’s, nearly 40 years after the war. The
survey will also concern how common PTSD and MST are among these vets.
Wiltsey-Stirman, Dr. Shannon. Personal interview. 29 Apr. 2010. More women are making up
the military as time progresses, and more women are reporting MST in the military.
Several women are still suffering from PTSD, too; however, there is treatment in the VA
for women vets with such issues.
Wolfe, Jessica, PhD. “Advancing our understanding of how and why PTSD occurs - National
Center for PTSD: Women’s issues.” National Center for PTSD. Web. 23 Apr. 2010.
<http://www.ptsd.va.gov//anniversary/_our_understanding_of_ptsd.asp>. Dr. Wolfe
noticed the high rates of reported traumatic experiences among women in the military,
and she noticed not much was being done to prevent and treat this. She then added the
Women’s Health Sciences Division at the National Center to study gender and trauma.
- - -. “FEMALE MILITARY VETERANS AND TRAUMATIC STRESS.” The National Center
for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD RESEARCH QUARTERLY. Vermont: The
National Center for PTSD VA Medical and Regional Officer Center, 1993. 1-4. National
Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Web. 22 Apr. 2010.
b280-74dc63a831d6/PTSD+Research+Quartery.pdf>. Dr. Wolfe and Ms. Furey study
women veterans’ issues and what factors cause and relate to PTSD and MST. They also
study what treatments can be done to prevent and care for these issues.