Female Veterans Face Pitiful Health Care

It’s been a big few months for women in the armed forces. In December, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that for the first time, all military jobs would be open to women—including elite combat positions. On February 4, following the advice of top officials in the Army and Marine Corps, House Republicans introducedlegislation that would require women to register for the draft.

So, how prepared is the Department of Veterans Affairs for the influx of female veterans? When it comes to women’s health care, apparently not very ready. If you’re among the growing population of female veterans, you might have trouble finding a gynecologist, getting a mammogram, or preparing to have a baby in many of the country’s VA medical facilities. Check out the statistics:

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