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Report: Services for Female Veterans Fall Short

ABC News, by Matthew Daly: The Veterans Affairs Department and other government agencies are not doing enough to help women who served in the military, even as their number is rising dramatically, according to a new report.

The report, released Wednesday by the Disabled American Veterans, identified serious gender gaps in virtually every program serving veterans, including health care, job training, finance, housing, social issues and combatting sexual assault.

The advocacy group’s report blamed most of the deficiencies on a disregard for the needs of female veterans, saying the VA and other agencies focus on “the 80 percent solution for men who dominate (veterans affairs) in both numbers and public consciousness.”

A sharp increase in reporting of military sexual trauma is an illustration of problems that require “radical change” at the VA and throughout the military, the report says.  To read entire article, click here:  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/report-services-female-veterans-fall-short-25726947