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VA under fire for women's health care

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

The Department of Veterans Affairs is coming under fire for female medical care, according to the Associated Press.

VA internal documents obtained by the AP said nearly one in four VA hospitals throughout the nation do not have a full-time gynecologist on staff. They also found female veterans are on the VA's Electronic Wait List at a higher rate than male vets.

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center said they were not available for comment Monday, but would be Tuesday.

"There's always room for improvement," an Augusta-area active duty soldier who wanted to remain anonymous said, "They can just go through and look at how they're following through with patients and come up with a better system."

About 390,000 female vets were seen last year at hospitals and clinics, according to the AP. The head of the VA's office of Women's Health admitted there are problems, even after an investment of over a billion dollars since 2008.

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