Accession Number : ADA400035


Title :   The Medical Implications of Women On Submarines


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jan-26 Nov 2001


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Kane, John L ; Horn, Wayne G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a400035.pdf


Report Date : 26 Nov 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The review highlights traditionally important medical conditions for submariners along with the unique consequence of women's health care on the submarine. The information covered includes a review of the history of women in the military followed by a discussion of how women have been integrated into submarines in foreign navies and in space travel. The bulk of the document, then, consists of a literature review that examines gender differences in health care usage as well as in health problems that have traditionally been problematic for submarines including cardiac disease, anemia, asthma, headaches, peptic ulcer disease, orthopedic problems, and psychiatric disease. Gynecological and pregnancy related issues constitute the final area of review.


Descriptors :   *WOMEN , *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL , MENTAL HEALTH , MEDICAL SERVICES , PREGNANCY , SUBMARINES , ASTHMA , ANEMIAS , CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES , GYNECOLOGY , HEADACHES , OSTEOPOROSIS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE