The Female Reproductive System
The Female Reproductive System Overview
The VA awards disability compensation for each Female Reproductive System condition that is service-connected. The DoD will also rate service-connected Female Reproductive System conditions as long as they also make the service member Unfit for Duty. For Reservists, the condition must have occurred in or resulted from an injury in the Line of Duty to qualify.
The Female Reproductive System is a network of organs that can only be found in a female body and are used for sexual and reproductive purposes. The Female Reproductive System is made up of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vulva, clitoris, vagina, and cervix.
The VASRD offers rating options for conditions of the Female Reproductive System that reflects how the reproductive purposes are affected by the conditions.
To honor the Pyramiding Principle, only a single rating can be given for multiple Female Reproductive System conditions unless they cause distinctly separate symptoms. In cases where multiple Female Reproductive System conditions cause similar symptoms, the conditions will be rated once using all of the symptoms combined together, and the VA will choose the single code they feel best covers the overall Female Reproductive System disability (see The Female Reproductive System Ratings page for further details).
Female Reproductive System Condition Ratings
The VASRD offers ratings for the following conditions of the Female Reproductive System:
- The Removal or Loss of Use of the Uterus and Ovaries
- Diseases and Injuries of the Vulva and Clitoris
- Diseases and Injuries of the Vagina
- Diseases and Injuries of the Cervix
- Diseases and Injuries of the Uterus
- Diseases and Injuries of the Fallopian Tubes
- Diseases and Injuries of the Ovaries
- Displacement of the Pelvic Organs (including tears and bulges of the organs)
- Abnormal Passageways (“Fistulas”)
- Female Sexual Arousal Disorder
- Cancer and Tumors of the Female Reproductive System
If a Female Reproductive System condition is not directly listed, it is rated under the code that best describes it or its dominant symptoms.
Ratings for conditions of the Breasts are not included in the Female Reproductive System as they can affect both males and females. See The Breasts page.
In addition to or instead of the standard disability compensation for Female Reproductive System conditions, the complete loss of use of a reproductive organ causing infertility may also qualify for Special Monthly Compensation.