Differential Risk for Homelessness Among US Male and Female Veterans With a Positive Screen for Military Sexual Trauma.
Military sexual trauma (MST) is associated with adverse physical and mental health outcomes following military separation. Recent research suggests that MST may be a determinant in several factors associated with postdeployment homelessness.
To evaluate MST as an independent risk factor for homelessness and to determine whether risk varies by sex.
DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS:
A retrospective cohort study of US veterans who used Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services between fiscal years 2004 and 2013 was
By Kate McGraw, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Deployment Health Clinical Center
May 15, 2017
I’ve been working for the military for over 30 years in many different roles. While my gender makes me obviously different from my male counterparts, I’ve never focused on it as a barrier because my parents raised me to do my best, and to accomplish the goals I set in my mind and heart, regardless of my gender.
Early in my career, I broke into the previously gender-restricted missile operations career field. That experience strongly shaped my perspective, and throughout