VA health care system shifting to serve more women veterans

More than 38,000 veterans living in Missouri are women, and that number is growing quickly.

To accommodate that growth, the Veterans Health Administration is expected to expand its capacity to serve women, including gynecological exams, services surrounding childbirth and counseling related to military sexual trauma.

The growing number of women veterans has brought about “a real change in mindset,” according to Eve Holzemer, who manages the Women Veterans Program in the St. Louis region.

Read more from St. Louis Public Radio

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