Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Health Social Security Administration Agency (BPJS Health) is part of the national social security system which aims to provide health protection to the people of Indonesia.
One of the services provided by BPJS Health is the free Family Planning (KB) program.
Quoting from lamand the National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), KB is a program designed by the government to balance the needs and the population of Indonesia. In this program, the government encourages people to have children in a more planned manner.
In the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (Permenkes RI) Number 3 of 2023 concerning Standard Health Service Tariffs in the Implementation of the Health Insurance Program, there are several services and family planning injections that have been covered by BPJS Health, namely.
1. Tubectomy and Vasectomy
Tubectomy is a type of contraception that cuts off the fallopian tubes so that the egg cannot reach the uterus and sperm cells cannot fertilize the egg. Meanwhile, a vasectomy is a contraceptive that breaks the sperm ducts in the male reproductive organs.
Both of these family planning services are permanent pregnancy prevention so they need to be considered carefully.
2. Consultation and installation of family planning
Apart from vasectomy and tubectomy, BPJS also covers consultation services and installation of contraceptive devices, such as the Nova T and Copper T IUD contraception. It is important to conduct consultations so that participants know the benefits and side effects of using the chosen family planning method.
Currently, the cost of installing and/or removing an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUD) is IDR 105 thousand. However, these costs are guaranteed to be borne by BPJS Kesehatan.
3. Spiral birth control or IUD
spiral birth control or intrauterine device (IUD) is a spiral-shaped contraceptive or like the letter T that is inserted into the uterus. BPJS Health bears the cost of installing spiral KB or IUD.
After the installation, BPJS Health also bears the control and release of the IUD. The IUD brands covered by BPJS Kesehatan are Nova T and Coper T.
4. Birth control injection
Finally, the family planning service that has been covered by BPJS Health is injectable family planning. Injectable birth control is one of the services that is quite popular to help prevent pregnancy because it is easy to use, safe, and also effective. The cost of the family planning injection service is IDR 20,000 for each injection.
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