A Few Good Women: U.S. Female Veterans With PTSD Are Getting Better Care  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “U.S. female veterans suffer post-traumatic stress disorders at the same rate as male veterans—but female veterans seek care in the VA system at only half the rate of men. Much of the women’s PTSD issues are related to military sexual trauma. Compounding the situation, many female veterans are uncomfortable at aging VA facilities, feeling they are returning to the institution in which they were assaulted. Fortunately the VA recognizes this issue and is working to ease women into the system. Every VA medical center now has a military sexual trauma coordinator, and