Veterans seeking fertility find help at VA

VA is here to guide you through the process


shadow

Thirteen percent of couples in the United States have trouble getting pregnant. Infertility is when a couple doesn’t get pregnant after 12 months of regular intercourse. As a result, trying to have a baby can result in stress and uncertainty.

For Veterans having trouble conceiving, VA is here to help. VA understands and is here to guide you through the process.

Overview and Treatment

There are many medical conditions that can cause infertility. VA offers several different fertility treatments and services. For example:

  • Infertility assessments and counseling.
  • Blood testing.
  • Genetic counseling.
  • Imaging services, such as ultrasounds and X-rays.
  • Hormonal therapies.
  • Surgery.
  • Reversal of tubal litigation.
  • Reversal of vasectomy.

Eligible Veterans with service-connected conditions that result in infertility may qualify for fertilization help. For example, treatments include in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other forms of assisted reproductive technology. Through IVF, an egg is fertilized outside of the body and then transferred to the uterus.

Getting Started

If you need help getting pregnant, schedule an evaluation with a VA provider. Then, your provider will help determine what services you need. VA will then refer you to a fertility specialist who will work with you to develop the right treatment plan.

“VA was very helpful in explaining the different treatment options available to me and supported me through every step of the process,” said one woman Veteran. “I would definitely recommend VA’s fertility program.”

Veterans don’t have to face fertility concerns alone. Instead, VA will walk you through available treatments and support you throughout the process.

To learn more about VA’s fertility services, schedule an evaluation with your local VA provider. You can also contact the Women Veterans Call Center at 1-855-829-6636.


VA’s Women’s Health Services Office is part of The Women Veterans Health Program. It was created in 1988 to streamline services for female Veterans. It also provides more cost-effective medical and psychosocial care. VA’s Women’s Health Services Office provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.

Author

VAntagePoint Contributor

— VAntage Point Contributors provide insight and perspective on a wide range of Veterans issues. If you’d like to contribute a story to VAntage Point, learn how you can submit a guest blog at http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/how-to-submit-a-guest-post/