Women's Health Portal 
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Since the days of the American Revolutionary War, women have served a vital role in the U.S. fighting forces and they continue to be a significant source of strength for our nation.  Today, women make up nearly 15% of our active duty Army and they serve in 93% of all Army occupations. In our fight against terrorism, women have maintained a crucial role in military operations and their sacrifices underscore their dedication and willingness to serve.

As women expand into different roles in our military ranks, it is clear that the heart of a Warrior is not limited to one gender. Increasing service opportunities for women have been accompanied by an increased need for health-related resources and support specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our female service members.  This Women’s Health Portal has been designed to help meet those needs by providing service members, leaders and family members with up-to-date information about a variety of women’s health topics to include: health and wellness, self-care, and health considerations for the deployed environment.

Carter Opens All Military Occupations to Women, Dec 2015 external link Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission with no barriers at all in their way. 

STAND-TO! Women's History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives, March 4, 2015  external link  The Army dedicates each March to highlighting individual and collective stories of female Soldiers. This year, the Army acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of pioneering women from the past and recognizes their impact on the force of today.


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PROGRAMS and ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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    Topics

    Breastfeeding Resources

    Information on benefits of breastfeeding and resources to support breastfeeding.

    Deployment Health for Women

    Information on women's deployment health.

    Health and Wellness for Women

    Information on women's health and wellness topics.

    Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Women

    Information on mental health and substance abuse as it relates to women's health.

    Pregnancy

    Information pertaining to pregnancy.

    Sexual Health for Women

    Information on women's sexual health.

    Violence Prevention for Women

    Information and resource links to resources related to domestic violence or sexual assault.

    What's New in Women's Health?

    Information on hot topics in women's health.

    Women's Health Portal - Self Care Charts

    Information that can assist you in managing minor ailments without needing to see a provider.