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Birth Control

 The following forms of birth control are covered:

  • prescription contraceptives
  • PREVEN™ Emergency Contraceptive Kit
  • injectable contraceptives such as Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate)
  • implantable contraceptives, if FDA-approved as an implantable contraceptive, such as Implanon®
  • intrauterine devices (IUDs)*, if FDA-approved, including surgical insertion, removal and replacement (may be inserted during a well-woman exam or postpartum visit)
  • contraceptive diaphragms*, including related professional services for measurements and placement, removal or replacement
  • surgical sterilization (for example, tubal ligation also known as tubes tied, and vasectomy)
  • permanent birth control such as Essure® or Adiana®

*IUD insertion or diaphragm fitting services not performed during a clinical preventive exam may require an approval from Health Net Federal Services, LLC for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries.

Over-the-counter birth control products are not a covered benefit.


  • See TRICARE's Pharmacy page for prescription costs.
  • For contraceptive devices/services received during an office visit, see Office Visit Costs. Note: DME cost-shares apply for IUDs.
  • For contraceptive devices/services received during a clinical preventive exam, see Preventive Services Costs. Note: DME cost-shares apply for IUDs.