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Contraceptive Care

Contraceptive Options and TRICARE Coverage

Male contraceptive options include:

  • Condoms. Condoms are available over the counter. While condoms aren’t covered by TRICARE, they may be available at some walk-in contraceptive clinics. Check with your military hospital or clinic to learn more.
  • Vasectomies. TRICARE covers vasectomies. Depending on your TRICARE health plan, you may have a copayment or cost-share. Vasectomy reversals are covered if medically necessary due to a disease or injury.
  • Spermicide. Spermicides containing nonoxynol-9 are available over the counter and, like condoms, are not covered by Tricare. Nonoxynol-9 can cause irritation and may increase the risk of contracting HIV.

Walk-In Contraceptive Services

All beneficiaries, regardless of gender identity, are eligible for care and counseling at walk-in contraceptive clinics. At a walk-in contraceptive clinic, you can get:

  • Education on safe sexual practices
  • Contraceptives
  • Education on Sexually Transmitted Infection prevention
  • STI treatment

Vasectomy Procedures at Military Hospitals or Clinics

More than 100 military hospitals and clinics offer vasectomies. Typically, vasectomies are performed in:

  • Family Medicine clinics
  • Urology clinics
  • General Surgery clinics

Check with your local military hospital or clinic for your options.

Learn more about contraceptive options and coverage.

Last Updated: August 25, 2023
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