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Issues Specific to Women


Issues Specific to Women

Army service womanWe now know a great deal about women's experiences of trauma and PTSD. The most common types of traumatic experiences women have are different than men. Also, while both men and women report the same symptoms of PTSD, some symptoms are more common for women or men. Some research shows that women may also be more likely to seek help after a traumatic event.

This section provides information about trauma, PTSD, and treatment that is specific women.

General Information for Women

  • Women, Trauma, and PTSD
    Learn about trauma and PTSD in women.
  • Sexual Assault against Females
    Defines sexual assault, how often it occurs, and the characteristics of perpetrators. Discusses women's reactions to sexual assault and what to do if you have been sexually assaulted.

Combat-Related Trauma in Women

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