Women make up 10% of Veterans, a number that is expected to increase to 16.3% in the next 25 years.1 The VA is growing and adapting to meet their health care needs, but there is still more work to do.
But only 35.9% of female Vets enrolled in VHA (Veterans Health Administration) in 2015 and only 62% of those who registered used the benefits.3
While this is a 46% increase from 2005, thanks to VA outreach efforts and other factors, it’s still lower than ideal.3
Make sure women Veterans know how to check their benefit eligibility.
Women are 30% less likely to enroll in the VA system because they either don’t understand that they qualify for benefits or don’t think the VA can offer them the care they need.4
That’s why continued outreach is crucial to explain the benefits of VA Health Care, and why it’s important to make sure women Veterans know how to check to see if they qualify for health care enrollment.
Veterans can apply for enrollment by completing VA Form 10-10EZ:2
Women use VA Health Care for a variety of services, from primary care to rehabilitation. This list gives a good overview of the most prevalent service-connected disabilities affecting female Veterans. The top five account for 33% of all service-connected disabilities for women Vets.3
Ten Most Prevalent Primary Service-Connected Disabilities for Women Veterans (2015)3
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Major depressive disorder
Back pain (lumbosacral or cervical strain)
Uterus and ovaries (complete removal)
Uterus (removal including corpus)
Intervertebral disc syndrome
Degenerative arthritis of the spine
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Women Veterans may have additional factors that increase their risk of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor concerns due to their military service.5 Strengthening pelvic muscles is easy with Neen Aquaflex Weighted Vaginal Cones.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (n.d.). Women Veterans Health Care Pelvic Health. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/2O5k6v4
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