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  1. 1. Works Cited 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. < action=release.display&release_id=36f78b3c-95e7-4732-9f03-063ff694c2bf>. Women 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 mental disorders. 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. <>. More women are serving in the military. Women have been serving in the military as nurses, drivers, and in combat for 109 years. 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. <>. 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.
  2. 2. < %2529%253AFQE%253D%2528su%252CNone%252C62%2529Sexual%2BViolence %2BIs%2Ba%2BSerious%2BProblem%2Bfor%2BWomen%2Bin%2Bthe%2BMilitary %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. < 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. <>. 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.” N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>. 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.
  3. 3. Kennedy, Kelly. “Bill to spotlight issues for female veterans.” Navy Times. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2010. <>. 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. < 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
  4. 4. 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. <>. 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.