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Women at war: Rising role in military outpaces medical care
The U.S. military is no longer a men’s club — almost 15 percent of today’s active-duty troops are women. But when it comes to military and veterans’ medical care, women soldiers remain a step behind — both on the front line, and back home.
While military and Veterans Affairs officials said they’re making steady progress, government and American Legion reports have raised concerns about a lack of women’s health equipment in field hospitals, a lack of privacy in military and VA medical centers, and the need for more expertise in women’s care among health care providers.