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Women’s reproductive & sexual health

Womanhood is a journey of a million moments. Exciting, confusing, awesome (and let’s be real, not-so-awesome, at times). From menstrual health to sexual health to family planning, or not, you can count on Aetna® to be there with you, every step of the way.

Here, no topic is taboo. Let’s get real about women’s health.

Here, no topic is taboo. Let’s get real about women’s health.

Heavy periods. Mood swings. Night sweats. We’ve heard it — we’ve lived it. And the medical professionals across Aetna and CVS Health® are here to walk you through it.

 

Did you know that your Aetna plan may cover menstrual or menopause support?

Many MinuteClinic® at CVS® locations offer both support options, with services like PMS and menopause treatment, irregular period evaluations and birth control consultations. Most Aetna plans cover birth control at no extra cost, too.

 

Women’s health MinuteClinic services

 

Other health care professionals may be available as well. Just call the number on the back of your ID card for more information.

Quality period products without the markup

 

As a CVS Health company, we’re proud to share that CVS Health has reduced the cost of its brand period products by 25% to help increase access for all.1

 

Shop menstrual support

Endometriosis, PMS, PCOS, PMDD … IDK?

Your menstrual cycle can affect all parts of you — your mind, mood, sleep, skin … the list goes on. Regular periods in the years between puberty and menopause are usually a sign that your body is working normally. Irregular, or heavy, painful periods could be signs of a more serious condition. Let’s go over a few:

 

Life-saving screenings, like pap smears and mammograms, are covered

 

Most Aetna medical plans cover these preventive screenings at no extra cost to you:

 

What it is:

Where it’s done:

What it checks for:

When to get it:

Ongoing care:

Pelvic and breast exam

Gynecologist office

Physical changes or concerns

Usually 3 years after being sexually active or by age 21, whichever comes first

Annually

Pap smear

Gynecologist office

Cancerous or pre-cancerous cells

Usually 3 years after being sexually active or by age 21, whichever comes first

Annually until age 30; may move to every 3 years after

Mammogram

Imaging center

Changes in breast health, including suspicious lumps that could be cancerous

Age 40; earlier if breast cancer runs in your family

Every 1 to 2 years

What it is:

Pelvic and breast exam

Where it’s done:

Gynecologist office

What it checks for:

Physical changes or concerns

When to get it:

Usually 3 years after being sexually active or by age 21, whichever comes first

Ongoing care:

Annually

What it is:

Pap smear

Where it’s done:

Gynecologist office

What it checks for:

Cancerous or pre-cancerous cells

When to get it:

Usually 3 years after being sexually active or by age 21, whichever comes first

Ongoing care:

Annually until age 30; may move to every 3 years after

What it is:

Mammogram

Where it’s done:

Imaging center

What it checks for:

Changes in breast health, including suspicious lumps that could be cancerous

When to get it:

Age 40; earlier if breast cancer runs in your family

Ongoing care:

Every 1 to 2 years

 

Some cancers, like ovarian cancer, don’t have good screenings. That’s why it’s so important to know your risk factors and pay attention to symptoms that happen frequently or for several weeks, like abdominal bloating; pelvic or abdominal pain; difficulty eating; feeling full after eating small portions; urinating frequently or feeling the urge to pee. Talk to your doctor if you notice any changes in your body that aren’t normal for you.

 

Explore all preventive screenings, tests and vaccines

1Qualifying period products include CVS Health® and Live Better™ by CVS Health brand tampons, menstrual pads, liners and cups. 25% reduction from regular retail price, effective dates on or before 10/6/2022. State of CA effective date on or before 10/13/2022. Discount applies only to qualifying non-sale and non-promo items. Visit cvs.com/Women for details.

2Sandra Nakić Radoš, Meri Tadinac, Radoslav Herman. Anxiety During Pregnancy and Postpartum. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. March 2018. Accessed September 19, 2022.

3Mughal S, Azhar Y, Siddiqui W. Postpartum depression. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. July 20, 2022. Accessed September 19, 2022.

Legal notices

Aetna®, CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic®-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies. Aetna is the brand name for products and services provided by Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates.

Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations.

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