Summary: H.R.3712 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3712. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/25/1996)

Women Veterans Research Act of 1996 - Requires the inclusion of women veterans in research conducted by the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs to be ongoing and continuous, with monitoring strategies and evaluations to ensure a sufficient number of such veterans to establish statistical significance.

Directs the Secretary to foster and encourage research in the following matters as they relate to women: (1) breast and other gender-specific cancers; (2) gynecological and reproductive health; (3) HIV and AIDS; (4) mental health; (5) diseases related to aging; (6) substance abuse and spousal abuse; (7) sexual violence and related trauma; (8) exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental hazards; (9) cardiac care and heart disease; (10) the comparative prevalence of hysterectomies and other surgeries performed on women who have served in the military; and (11) the physical and psychological causes and effects of homelessness among women veterans. Requires specified Department personnel to be engaged in such research.