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UR holds women in the military conference

Posted at: 10/11/2013 7:22 PM



News10NBC is taking a closer look at some of the challenges of women in the military. A panel discussion was held Friday at the University of Rochester.

Experts claim women face a number of issues from sexual assaults to suicides. Many say it's important for the community to support female troops, the same as they support male veterans. Although, experts say overall they believe the military has improved when it comes to gender equality, they say more still needs to be done.

Experts say there is support and a plan to help male troops who suffer with post traumatic stress disorder, however they claim in many cases military women's PTSD issues are different than their male counterparts and ignored.