ABSTRACT

Infertility in the Military [Updated May 26, 2021]   [open pdf - 642KB]

From the Document: "In recent years, Congress has become increasingly interested in the provision of infertility services and expanded reproductive care for servicemembers. Federal regulation (32 C.F.R. §199.4(g)) generally prohibits the Department of Defense (DOD) from paying for certain infertility services for most servicemembers and other beneficiaries eligible for the TRICARE program. Some Members of Congress argue that TRICARE coverage of infertility services is an essential benefit to recruit and retain an all-volunteer force, while others express concern that expanded coverage would make the benefit too costly. This In Focus describes the prevalence of infertility among servicemembers, available treatment options, and considerations when addressing expanded TRICARE coverage of infertility services for servicemembers."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11504
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Date:
2021-05-26
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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