Armed Forces: Females

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress the Department has made on its six month sprint to deliver a range of new women’s health policies, as committed to in the Government's response to the Women in the Armed Forces Report.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

In response to the House of Commons Defence Committee's 'Women in the Armed Forces' report, the Ministry of Defence stood up the Servicewomen's Health Improvement Focus Team, who have been working on initiatives which we aim to deliver in the summer of 2022. These initiatives are a menopause policy, a breastfeeding policy, a women's health education package, a review of sanitary protection and development of a disposal system, and the development of a urinary support device.

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