Accession Number : AD1040971

Title :   Genitourinary Injuries Sustained by Female U.S. Service Members During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : 59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Reed ,Amy M ; Janak,Judson C ; Orman,Jean A ; Hudak,Steven J

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Report Date : 07 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Until recently, female US service members (SMs) have not been permitted to serve in direct combat roles. However, during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) a large number of female SMs have been wounded while serving in combat support roles. This included an unprecedented number of women with genitourinary (GU) injuries. No prior studies have reported either the incidence or clinical picture of these injuries. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology of GU injuries among female US SMs during OIF/OEF as well as understand the potential for increased female GU injuries in future conflicts and the long-term sequelae from these injury patterns.

Descriptors :   EPIDEMIOLOGY , FEMALE UROGENITAL DISEASES , wounds and injuries , MILITARY PERSONNEL , combat operations , COMBAT FORCES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Weapons Effects(biological)
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE