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The Invisible Veterans: Women

By Samantha Kubek: According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, one in four women seen at a VA health facility reports experiencing military sexual trauma while in service. Women veterans are the fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population. One in five women veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. One-third of women Veterans experience intimate partner violence, an increase from the already astounding number of one in four among civilian women. The rate of suicide is 2.5 times higher among female veterans when compared to civilian adult females. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-invisible-veterans_us_585967c7e4b06ae7ec2a41c9