Sexual Function in Female Veterans: A Review

Laina Rosebrock*, Richard A Carroll

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Abstract

Women comprise a significant proportion of the veteran population. Much research has been devoted to physical and mental health outcomes in veterans, both of which show significant decreases in quality of life. However, little is known about the effects of female veterans’ unique military experience on sexual function. In particular, military sexual trauma, general military stressors, mental health diagnoses, and other vulnerability factors contribute to sexual dysfunction, dissatisfaction, and decreases in mental health-related quality of life. We propose a model whereby all of these factors interact and contribute to sexual dysfunction in female veterans, and areas for growth in assessment and treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-245
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017

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  • Clinical Psychology

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