Dr Oz: Women Of War: Military Women, PTSD & Military Trauma

Dr Oz: Military Women

Dr Oz did a show called Women Of War, because too few of us know about the struggles of Military Women who serve to protect this country.  Women are now serving on the front line during war, but what happens after they come home?  Women Vets often have serious health crises.  Doctor Oz was joined by Colonel Rebecca Porter, Sonja V Batten and Victoria Givens to discuss America’s Women Vets.

Dr Oz: Women Of War

Dr Oz said that women during wartime used to be a backbone for male soldiers, but they mainly worked in the shadows as nurses, cooks and laundresses.  Only recently have women Dr Oz Women Of Warstarted to see battle firsthand on the front lines.  1/4 million women served in Iraq and Afghanistan, 130 lost their lives and thousands more were wounded.  They often return to suffer physical and emotional scars in silence.  Some even say that the biggest battle is when you come home after combat.


  1. Lisa says

    This is a topic that is not talked about by the military or anyone for that matter and they keep it hush hush and it keeps women who are raped in the military silent. I was happy to see Dr. Oz covering this very real but silent issue that happens against women by the men they serve with and even by commanding officers. I was disappointed however not surprised by the response from Colonel Porter when Dr. Oz asked her how prevalent is rape in the military and she DID NOT answer it but instead went on to say something else not answering his question. This is a major problem and a code of silence in the military that women who serve in the military are being raped by fellow officers and those who are suppose to have their backs. It is ashame that this serious issue of rape in the military against women who serve this country is completely being ignored as we saw by Colonel Porter when asked this very important and great question by Dr. Oz. Colonel Porter had an opportunity to speak up about this previlent issue and support the women who ARE being raped in the military by the men they serve with and are suppose to have their back! Not only do women in the military have to deal with all the stresses of leaving their husbands, children, parents, siblings behind to go serve this country to deal with bombs going off, losing a limb, possibly being killed now having to add rape by the
    men in the military. This is horrible and it must change! Colonel Porter ignored this opportunity and shame on her!

  2. Muzikgrrl says

    re: above comment – Col. Porter was likely prepped by military Legal Counsel on what to say if she was asked that question. And she probably understood clearly what the consequences would be if she were to speak up about such a thing…which is a different kind of terrorism. With the U.S at war overseas, the government cannot afford to have a military with a tarnished image. Shame on the officers who commit such crimes against humanity. And shame against senior officers and government officials who turn a blind eye – because this is called ‘consent’.

  3. Lisa says

    Yes…you are right and I knew she was more than likely prepared on what to say and not to say! I wonder if whatever she understood her consequences to be would have mattered to her as much if it were her or her daughter or her mother who was raped while serving in the military.

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