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Clinical Evaluations: Women's Operational Military Exposure Network Center of Excellence (WOMEN CoE)

Specialty Clinical Evaluations

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Specialty clinical evaluations are done by clinicians at the Women’s Operational Military Exposure Network Center of Excellence for Veterans concerned about health issues related to military exposures.

Participants are able to provide detailed descriptions of of their symptoms and medical conditions and discuss how these may relate to their toxic exposures while deployed. 

Challenges for Military Women 

  • Leadership acceptance
  • Unequal power and status
  • Childcare
  • Societal role expectations
  • Sexual harassment, physical abuse, and military sexual trauma (MST)
  • Depression during pregnancy or following birth
  • Eating disorders
  • Isolation by peers due to gender differences

Health Concerns for Women Veterans with Exposure

Current health concerns for women Veterans who have been exposed:

  • Pelvic floor pain and dysfunction, urinary issues
  • Female reproductive cancers
  • Endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Menopause and hormone replacement therapy
  • Fertility, medical issues during pregnancy, preterm birth, ectopic pregnancies

CA WRIISC offers comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical evaluations to support the unique mental health needs of women.