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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

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

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Walk-in Contraceptive Services Required at Hospitals and Clinics

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

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9/30/2022
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.

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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After Dobbs Decision, Department of Defense Provides Q&A Resource

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The Q&A provides answers to questions around reproductive health care access — including leave and travel, sexual assault, contraceptives and other types of related assistance.

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DOD Officials: Women’s Health Care Unchanged by Supreme Court Decision

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Military Health System offers comprehensive health care services.

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Chlamydia is the Military's Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection

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Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., and most people who have it don’t know it. You may be able to get STI testing and treatment at your local community health clinic. In the photo, a service member at Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune Community Health Clinic gets tested for STIs.  (Photo: Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune Public Affairs)

Rates for Chlamydia have been rising in recent years. Chlamydia can cause permanent damage that can make it difficult or impossible for women to get pregnant. It often shows no symptoms at all but in some cases, it can cause a burning sensation when peeing in both men and women.

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For Sexually Transmitted Infections, Young People are at Higher Risk

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Protect yourself in the war against sexually transmitted infections. If you have questions about where to find free condoms, STI testing, or treatment, contact your health care provider or local installation clinic.

Every year, thousands of service members are diagnosed with at least one sexually transmitted infection. Topping the list of the most common are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and genital herpes, military health data shows.

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SAFE Option Provides Care for Victims of Sexual Violence

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A special medical exam, called a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination, SAFE, is available to survivors of sexual violence preserves lasting evidence that may aid in the prosecution of a perpetrator of sexual assault.

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New App Addresses Service Women's Health Care Needs

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The Defense Health Agency announces the release of Deployment Readiness Education for Servicewomen, the agency’s newest progressive web application.

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Women’s Heart Attacks Symptoms Can Differ from Men’s: Know the Signs

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Signs and symptoms of a heart attack can differ between women and men. If you have any of these symptoms, call 911 quickly.

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Long-Acting Contraceptives are a Popular Choice with Service Members

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Many female service members and their beneficiaries want control of their bodies’ menstrual cycles for a variety of reasons, including military readiness. At medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world, the Military Health System provides education, counseling, and access to birth control. The military offers a variety of methods or products so women can choose the best birth control for their unique needs.

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Six Immediate Health Benefits You Will See If You Lose a Little Weight

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How Health Care for New Mothers is Improving Across the MHS

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The post-partum hemorrhage bundle campaign trained all clinicians that provide OB services at military hospitals, giving them resources and tools to provide patients and staff information and/or training about PPH and how to respond in the event of a PPH event.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: How to Keep Babies Safe While Sleeping

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