: "The traditionally male-dominated environment often doesn't recognize that women veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have experienced the same psychological, physical and emotional trauma as male veterans." Jill Feldman, manager of the Women Veterans Health Care Program at the Milwaukee VA, says the hospital is working to change a culture that has traditionally been more masculine. A bill pending in Congress "would authorize a study of women who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan to find out how the wars have affected their physical, mental and reproductive health. The bill also would require a review of the barriers women face in accessing VA health care" (Toner, 1/3).
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