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We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Myron Ross Kanofsky, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1010 W. La Veta Avenue; #775
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Myron Kanofsky specializes in general gynecology and practices in Orange, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Kanofsky a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. Dr. Kanofsky graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Contraception, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Glenn Pugach, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
17822 Beach Boulevard; Suite 218
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Robert Pugach is an urologist in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pugach include minimally invasive surgery, prostate procedures, and vasectomy. Dr. Pugach is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. In addition to English, Dr. Pugach (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prostate Procedures, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jay S.H. Masserman, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 219
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jay Masserman is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Masserman's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and infertility. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Masserman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Masserman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. David G Diaz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite #411
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. David Diaz is an infertility specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Diaz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Diaz has a special interest in gynecological problems, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Jude Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Diaz attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Diaz has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diaz has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Cynthia Arlene Cork, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 219
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Cork is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and infertility. Dr. Cork's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cork takes. Dr. Cork is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Infertility

Dr. Bedros H Kojian, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1310 W. Stewart Drive; Suite 308
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Bedros Kojian is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Kojian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, uterine prolapse, and infertility. Dr. Kojian is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Kojian obtained his medical school training at Yerevan State Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
17822 Beach Bl; Suite 430
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Nassir is a Huntington Beach, CA physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Dominica School of Medicine. He trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Nassir's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Nassir average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nassir accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nassir is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Orange Coast IPA.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Obesity, Women's Health Issues, Weight Management, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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What is Sexual Health?

Sexual health is a broad and loosely defined term that encompasses several extremely different areas of medicine. Sexual health not only includes physical health related to the act of sex, but also emotional, mental, or identity issues that can interfere with healthy sexuality. Because this scope is so broad, a huge number of health care professionals can accurately say they work in the sexual health specialty. Some of the many varied conditions included in sexual health include intimacy disorders, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence.

Sexual intimacy disorders are those that cause problems with the act of sexual intercourse, such as erectile dysfunction or vulvodynia. Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, is extremely common. It affects fully half of men over 40 to some degree. It is treated with medications, devices, or surgery. Vulvodynia, burning pain in the vulva that can be made worse with sexal activity, has no known cause. It is treated with oral or topical medications.

Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are bacterial or viral infections that are contagious in the bodily fluids exchanged during sexual contact. Barrier methods of contraception, such as condoms, help prevent the spread of STDs. HIV is a virus that can be caught from an infected person’s sexual fluids or blood. When the virus infects the body, it interferes with the immune system and causes the disease known as AIDS. There is no cure, but anti-viral medications can help people with AIDS live a long and healthy life. Herpes is also a virus found in sexual fluids, called HSV-2. It causes blisters that come and go on the genitals. There is no cure for herpes, but anti-virals can minimize outbreaks. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both bacterial infections. They are extremely common and often have no symptoms. The most common signs of an infection are burning pain and discharge. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can be treated with medications.

Reproductive health refers to both contraception and infertility treatment. Contraceptives prevent and plan the timing of pregnancy. Some, such as a vasectomy or tubal ligation, are extremely effective at preventing pregnancy. Others, such as spermicides, are less reliable. Popular contraceptives include condoms, birth control pills, IUDs, and diaphragms. On the other side of reproductive health, infertility is the inability to carry a pregnancy to term after one year of trying. It can be due to problems in either the man or the woman, and both genders are affected equally. In total, about 15% of the population suffer from infertility. Infertility treatments include medications and surgery.

Gay and transgender people are as healthy as anyone else, but they have a few specific health care needs that may sometimes fall under the sexual health umbrella. First, many LGBT people still face discrimination from healthcare providers, so providing supportive and appropriate care is an issue. Because of social attitudes surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, many gay and transgender people struggle with their identities. Rates of depression, substance abuse, and suicide are all higher in this group. Providing mental health support and counseling to those in transition is critical. Finally, transgender patients who are undergoing gender affirmation require sensitive medical health care, including surgical and hormonal treatment.

Sexual violence can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity. It ranges from sexual harassment to touching to rape. It affects women more than men and is widespread: 1 in 4 women report being victims of sexual violence at the hands of a partner, and as many as 1 in 3 girls report their first sexual contact as being violent. Sexual violence has lasting physical and emotional consequences for victims, but educating both girls and boys can prevent violence. Care for those who have endured sexual violence includes counseling and mental health support, medical care, and legal support.

Humans are sexual creatures from the time we reach puberty through the rest of our lives. Sexuality is more than a reproductive requirement -- it is a form of expression and identity. Sexual health blends all these aspects of our experience together and helps us lead sexually fulfilling lives.