Women Veterans Services
are eligible for the same VA benefits as male veterans, but also receive additional gender-specific services, including breast
and pelvic examinations and other reproductive health care services.
VA provides preventative health care counseling, contraceptive
services, menopause management, PAP smears and mammography. Referrals are made for services that VA is
unable to provide. Women Veterans’ Program Managers are available in a private setting at all VA
facilities to help women veterans seeking treatment and benefits.
VA health care professionals provide counseling
and treatment to help veterans overcome psychological issues resulting from sexual trauma that occurred while serving on active
duty, or active duty for training if service was in the National Guard or reserves. Veterans who are not
otherwise eligible for VA health care may still receive these services and do not need to enroll. Appropriate
services are provided for any injury, illness or psychological condition resulting from such trauma.