Women’s health can no longer be an afterthought in the military

Women’s Health Can No Longer Be an Afterthought in the Military

HealthyWomen’s senior policy advisor advocates for the military to better address the healthcare needs of servicewomen

In a new opinion piece published this month in the Hill, HealthyWomen’s Senior Policy Advisor Martha Nola, advocated for improving healthcare for women in the military. Women have been serving in the United States military for nearly 250 years, and in 2021, there were approximately 230,000 female service members. Yet, women are more likely than men to leave the miliary, in part due to discrimination in healthcare, reproductive health needs, mental health needs, and high rates of injuries, according to Nolan. Nolan argued that Congress should pass legislation to support servicewomen’s unique health needs and to reduce gaps in care.


This resource was created with support from the Ready, Healthy & Able program funders.

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