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Reproductive Health: Secretary of Defense Oct. 20, 2022 Memorandum

Secretary of Defense Oct. 20, 2022 Memorandum

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Access to Reproductive Health

What did the Secretary of Defense’s Oct. 20, 2022 memorandum “Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care” do?


The memorandum directed the to take a series of actions to ensure Service members and their families can access reproductive health care; DOD health care providers can operate effectively, consistent with federal law; and to establish uniform policies to protect the privacy of reproductive health information. Those directed policies were released on Feb. 16, 2023.

Last Updated: February 16, 2023
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