Disparities in Women Veterans’ Healthcare
The Women Veteran Population
- According to the VA, women currently make up 10% of the U.S. veteran population.
- Approximately 159,810 women used veteran health services in 2000 (PDF, 8.1 MB). This number has increased significantly, with 500,000 women veterans utilizing VHA benefits in 2019 (PDF, 54 KB).
- However, despite this increase, women make up only 8% of all users of healthcare at the VA.