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Women's Health and Readiness

As a female warfighter, it’s critical to maintain your health, fitness, and wellbeing to optimize mission readiness. Some health concerns affect women differently than men, regardless of age or ethnicity. When women are aware of gender-specific health concerns, they can devise a plan to take better care of themselves. Female Sailors and Marines should take charge of their health, making their health a priority by adopting healthy living habits that include eating a well-balanced diet, being active, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, staying injury free, practicing safe sex, only drinking in moderation, being tobacco free, and getting a well woman exam each year.

The Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command (NMCFHPC) is here to help. The Women's Health Toolbox provides female Sailors and Marines, operational leadership, and providers with the resources to learn how to increase female force readiness, resiliency, and deployability. Select each Women’s Health Topic via the icons below for resources.

Women's Health Topics

*Select each topic below to view resources*

Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health

New Department of Defense (DoD) Policies on Reproductive Health Care


Supporting DoD Resources on New Reproductive Health Care Policies


Navy Implementation Guidance for New DoD Reproductive Health Care Policies


Contraceptive Clinic Resources


Supporting Resources for Providers

General Women's Health
Policies and Instructions
Provider Resources

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