Unique needs and challenges
Currently, 20% of new recruits to the military are women.
Though their rate of disability is nearly the same as male veterans, women veterans have different types of disabilities than their male counterparts.
About one-third of women veterans have completed a bachelor’s degree, a rate higher than male veterans and higher than either male or female nonveterans.
Women veterans are more likely than either male veterans or nonveteran women to be primary caretakers of dependent children.
VA regional health care and benefits services have specialists devoted to women veterans. A woman veteran can go to the Center for Women Veterans to find a person who specializes in benefits and services for women veterans.