Begin your journey to a healthy pregnancy at VA VAntage Point April 13, 2022
Thinking about having a baby can be exciting and overwhelming. You want to have all the information you need — before your pregnancy — to make the best decisions for your future family. That’s where VA can help.
WomensHealth.VA.gov website revamped VAntage Point April 5, 2022
Women Veterans, womenshealth.va.gov is your guide to women’s health care at VA. This newly refreshed website has been updated to better meet your needs. Each page details health concerns specific to you and gives you clear guidance on how to access care and services at VA.
VA Honors Women on the Front Lines VAntage Point March 1, 2022
During March, VA celebrates the women on the front lines whose commitment to service embodies the national 2022 Women's History theme: "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope."
Have a conversation about your risk factors for heart disease VAntage Point February 1, 2022
It's time for a heart-to-heart-about your heart. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, being overweight and family history.
Healthy habits: You have it in you VAntage Point January 1, 2022
During your time in the service, you gained the tools you need to live an active, healthy lifestyle. You learned how to stay physically fit, eat nutritious food to fuel your body, and get good sleep. The demands of life after leaving active duty may have gotten in the way of these healthy habits. But now is the best time to rediscover your best health.
12 ways to create community this holiday and connect with other Veterans VAntage Point December 6, 2021
Holidays can be a difficult time for many Veterans. The flurry of expectations many women feel during holidays can cause stress or feelings of loneliness. This is especially true for Veterans who may be separated from friends and family due to distance or COVID-19.
Women on Guard—Protecting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier VAntage Point November 10, 2021
VA honors the unidentified brave service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. This Veterans Day, we honor the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We will not forget the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice but were never identified or returned.
VA Provides Lactation Services for Veteran Parents VAntage Point September 15, 2021
Deciding whether to breastfeed or chestfeed is a very personal decision that many parents make during their lives. There are many health benefits associated with lactation and provision of human milk to infants.
Listen to your body—MSK conditions in women Veterans VAntage Point September 1, 2021
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions can affect a person's muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints—all of which can impact the body's movement. MSK conditions may be caused by an accident, overuse, or repetitive motions. Sometimes people can have pain without ever being injured.
Women Veterans, Work and a Post-COVID World VAntage Point May 27, 2021
It is not much of a stretch to say that the pandemic has impacted everyone, in ways big and small. Yet, there are some eye-opening numbers about how women, in particular, have been affected.
Ending Gender-based Harassment at VA Facilities VAntage Point May 21, 2021
When women Veterans experience harassment at VA facilities, it can affect their health. A national survey of more than 1,300 randomly selected women Veterans at 12 different VA facilities found that one in four of them reported inappropriate or unwanted comments or behavior by male Veterans on VA grounds.
She Wears the Boots Podcast: Women's health experts VAntage Point March 11, 2021
Veterans have many of the same health care needs as non-Veteran women. Many also have health concerns unique to their military service and experiences.
Celebrating Women's History Month VAntage Point March 26, 2021
During Women's History Month, VA celebrates valiant women Veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Women have honorably served in the military for generations and continue to break barriers even today.
VA supports the White Ribbon campaign VAntage Point February 5, 2021
Harassment is personal. It may seem too personal and scary to trust anyone. But VA wants to be a trusted resource for Veterans who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, or intimate partner violence (IPV).
The Women Veterans Call Center is your guide to women's health
If you have questions or can't find what you're looking for, you can call, text, or chat online with the Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) at 855-829-6636 to get help and find available resources and services in your area. Trained women representatives can also help you with issues such as:
WVCC representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.