N.Korea has thought that Army is always first and They have trained about 1.2 milion soldiers. Female soldiers are about 120,000. Lately, it is said that N.Korea gradually increases female soldiers. this like change is based on Kim jongil's order. Since the severe famine and frequent defections, There isn't enough N.Korean guys to join the Army. So now North Korea's Army lowered the age of conscription to 15 years old and adjusted the standard of body size to above 145cm. Once conscripted, they have to be disciplined strongly like guys and arranged at combat units intensively. Some of people send their daughter to the army because they want them to be free from the food problem. but N.Korea's army also hasn't enough food, they have to seek out foods to offer to their military troop. Now a lot of female soldiers suffer from malnutrition. some of them have pernicious anemia and lose their menstruate.