Emergency contraception is still difficult to access for many groups of women, including the more than 200,000 women serving in the Armed Services.
Obama economic advisor Melody Barnes outspoken on HIV/AIDS; New York Times highlights domestic violence against military spouses; was Kansas abortion provider George Tiller trapped?
The military already has manuals and PowerPoints on preventing and addressing sexual assault within its ranks. What it needs now is to transform these into lifestyle changes in the everyday treatment of women who report sexual assaults.
At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.
U.S. servicewomen today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual violence against female contractors, soldiers and Iraqi girls and women continues to raise the question: what will we do to stop it?
Just in time for Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs has made a long-overdue institutional commitment to addressing the needs of veterans who are survivors of sexual assault occurring within the military.