Wounded Warrior Project - Women Warriors Report

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 8:52 AM EDT
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Women represent the fastest-growing population among military service members and veterans. As the population grows, we continue to learn more about their experiences. In Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) research, for instance, women warriors report a lack of recognition for their service and a misconception of women in combat. They report higher rates of military sexual trauma (MST) and are more likely to present with moderate to severe symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety than male warriors. While women are breaking down barriers in service to our country, they still experience unique challenges – in uniform and after service.