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Women's Health Month

Social media graphic for Women’s Health Month showing three female service members looking at the camera with an orange background.

Women make up 17% of the Active Duty force, and their health needs have never been more critical to medical readiness. In particular, the DOD is committed to understanding and addressing the unique mental health needs of women in the military through ongoing research, policy examination, and patient care.

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Social media graphic for Women’s Health Month showing three female service members looking at the camera with an orange background.

Suggested social media message: “May is Women’s Health Month, a time to emphasize the health needs of female service members and others in the DOD community.”  https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health


Women’s Health Week (May 9-15)

Social media graphic for Women’s Health Week showing multiple female service members on a purple background.

Suggested social media message: “Women now make up 17% percent of U.S. military personnel, and their health is vital to force readiness. Men and women health needs overlap, but different in important ways. The #MHS is committed to addressing women’s preventable health concerns, and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among women and girls.” https://www.womenshealth.gov/


Infographic explaining TRICARE coverage of 3D mammography and other well-woman exams.

Suggested social media message: “TRICARE covers a wide variety of well-woman services, including a benefit that began in 2020, 3D Mammography. See more covered services at: https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/WellWomanExam


Infographic explaining TRICARE coverage for pregnant women

Suggested social media message: “Maternity care is vital to women’s health. Military health provides care during and after pregnancy, including new standard practices to care for postpartum hemorrhage, which accounts for more than 10% of maternal deaths in the U.S.”  https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/03/24/DHA-implements-standard-practices-to-improve-maternal-outcomes?type=Videos


National Women’s Checkup Day (May 10)

Social media graphic for Women’s Check Up Day showing a female service member getting a checkup.

Suggested social media message: “Regular, routine health checkups for women are vital to early detection of chronic disease, and to maintain overall health. Taking one day to care for your health can add years to your life!”  https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health

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