Benefits in the event of sterilization required by illness Granting

The statutory health insurance companies cover the costs of a medically necessary sterilization.

The statutory health insurance companies cover the costs of sterilization if the procedure is medically necessary.

For women: If

  • pregnancy would endanger their health.

In healthy men:

  • If a pregnancy is expected to cause serious damage to the woman and at the same time the intervention of sterilization would be life-threatening for the woman.

In other cases, you bear the costs yourself.

  • Electronic health card

Preconditions

The attending physicians decide in which cases there is a medical indication for sterilization.

Related Links

  • ยง 24b Fifth Book of the Social Code (SGB V)

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
27.11.2020