Reproductive and sexual health issues amongst servicewomen and veterans of the armed forces – A Systematic Review. A technical report prepared for the Adelaide Plastic Surgery Associates
In order to underpin health care policies and practices with research evidence, the first step involves mapping the current research evidence base around a topic of interest. An important component of evidence mapping involves a systematic approach to accessing and collating research evidence. A systematic approach is integral in this process as it eliminates bias, promotes transparency and ensures replicability of the review processes. Evidence-mapping is therefore an efficient, rigorous and timely approach in understanding the current research evidence base around a topic of interest. This evidence-mapping report centres on reproductive and sexual health issues amongst servicewomen and veterans of the armed forces
This evidence-mapping review sought to answer the following questions:
- What are the reproductive and sexual health issues faced by servicewomen and female veterans of the armed forces?
- What are the current evidence gaps on the impact of participation in the armed forces on female reproductive and sexual health?