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Women's Health

The Military Health System provides comprehensive women’s and gender-specific care associated with cardiovascular health, mental health, musculoskeletal injuries and reproductive health care. Our goal is to ensure the health of all women at every stage of life.

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Your Health is Our Mission!

Explore the comprehensive women’s health services available to you in the Military Health System at every stage of your life. Our services include:

Well Woman Exams and Screenings Pregnancy Care and Reproductive Health  Pain Management

Mental Health Sexual Trauma  

We also offer many specialty care services for all your health care needs. 

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Did you know? We've got an app for that!

Military Health mobile apps provide information and support to service members, veterans, and their families for a variety of health issues. See All Our Mobile Apps.


Deployment Readiness Education for Service Women

The Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen

This app empowers women by providing a one-stop resource for women’s health concerns before, during, and after deployment.

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Decide + Be Ready app logo

Decide + Be Ready

This app provides an interactive way for service members to learn about birth control options and help think through what is important to them about the method they choose.

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Have you or someone you know been affected by sexual assault?

If you or someone you know in the DOD community has experienced sexual assault, please consider reaching out to DOD Safe Helpline for 24/7, anonymous, one-on-one support at 877-995-5247 or SafeHelpline.org/live-chat.

Anonymous support for survivors of sexual assault in the military. www.safehelpline.org

Are you transitioning out of the military?

Visit the Center for Women Veterans to learn about women's health care services available to you from the VA.

Women's Health Transition Training

 

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Military Health System Offers a Variety of Contraceptive Care Services

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12/1/2022
military medical personnel demonstrates an intrauterine device

The Military Health System offers ample contraceptive care services to help beneficiaries take control of their health, life, and careers.

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Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics

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11/23/2022
Introducing Contraceptive Care Clinics

Walk-in contraceptive services are now available at military hospitals and clinics. No referral or appointment is required. Check with your local military hospital or clinic to see if walk-in appointments are available. Learn more at health.mil/womenshealth.

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U.S. Air Force Provides Information for Aircrew Considering Flying During Their Pregnancy

Article Around MHS
11/14/2022
U.S. Air Force Maj. Molly Sexton conducts pre-flight inspections

In April 2022, the U.S. Air Force issued a clarification of policies pertaining to aircrew during pregnancy. The policy recognized the need to provide aircrew, commanders, and health care professionals greater awareness of and transparency around the process for submission and review of waivers to fly during pregnancy.

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MHS Minute | October 2022

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11/9/2022
MHS Minute | October 2022

This MHS Minute focuses on the contraceptive care services available to service members and beneficiaries. Learn more by visiting: https://tricare.mil/birthcontrol and https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/Womens-Health/Contraceptive-Care-QnA Access communications products at https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/MHS-Toolkits/Contraceptive-Care-Toolkit

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Murtha Cancer Center Hosts 2022 Breast Cancer Summit

Article Around MHS
11/7/2022
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The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted its 2022 Breast Cancer Summit virtually Oct. 26. The summit is held annually during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

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USS Gerald R. Ford’s Commitment to Women’s Health

Article Around MHS
11/2/2022
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One in eight women will face cancer in their life. Additionally, breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected in early stages and a 29 percent survival rate if detected late. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Douglas, Ford’s surgeon, offers a service in identifying breast cancer in the early stage for women aboard Ford. Douglas’ service is just one of many that Ford provides.

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

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11/1/2022
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Walk-in contraceptives services help service members with convenience of one-day, no appointment care, and help the military with readiness.

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FAQs for Reproductive Health Care

Fact Sheet
11/1/2022

Frequently Asked Questions about reproductive health care. TRICARE has coverage for both medical and pharmacy benefits and includes a list of covered and non-covered services.

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DOD Announces Effort to Ensure Reproductive Health Care

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10/20/2022
TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

Today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced the Department will take all appropriate action, within its authority and consistent with applicable federal law, as soon as possible to ensure that Service members and their families can access reproductive health care and health care providers can operate effectively.

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Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care

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Memorandum for Senior Pentagon Leadership, Commanders of the Combatant Commands and Defense Health Agency Field Directors about Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care after the Supreme Court Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 10/20/2022
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Women's Health

NMRTC Bremerton Thinks Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Article Around MHS
10/18/2022
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From rose to fuchsia to salmon, with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton’s staff members donned pink attire to raise awareness for the annual breast cancer campaign.

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Message to the Force on Comprehensive Contraceptive Access

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Memorandum for Senior Pentagon Leadership, Commanders of the Combatant Commands and Defense Health Agency Field Activity Directors about access to comprehensive contraceptive care.

  • Identification #: N/A
  • Date: 10/5/2022
  • Type: Memorandums
  • Topics: Women's Health

Contraceptive Care

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10/4/2022
Contraceptive Care

Did you know that TRICARE waived copayments and cost-shares for medical contraceptive care? Learn more at www.tricare.mil/birthcontrol.

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TRICARE Offers Contraceptive Care to Support You, Your Family, and Your Readiness

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TRICARE covers a full range of contraceptive methods, regardless of which health plan you have. And recent changes to TRICARE policies help make sure you’ll have easy, convenient, and timely access to contraceptive services.

Whether you’re a service member or a TRICARE-eligible family member, contraceptive care plays a key role in your overall health, wellness, and quality of life. It also supports your individual and family readiness.

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New Army Policy Better Enables Victims to Report Sexual Assault

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A new policy recently implemented by the Army is designed to help remove possible barriers that may prevent Soldiers from reporting sexual assault.

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