5 Things to Know about women's medical care at VA

June 22, 2014 10:11 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

Even the head of the VA's office of women's health acknowledges that persistent shortcomings remain in caring for the 390,000 female vets seen last year at its hospitals and clinics — despite ambitious clinical and research initiatives and an investment of more than $1.3 billion since 2008 that trai...

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