We found 30 providers with an interest in sexual health issues near Fullerton, CA.

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Dr. Carol Ann Major, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1120 W La Palma Avenue; Suite 12
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Carol Major specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology and practices in Orange, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Fullerton, CA. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In Dr. Major's practice, she is particularly interested in high risk pregnancy and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Major accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; Southern California Super Doctors; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and St. Jude Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. David G Diaz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
301 W Bastanchury; Suite 170
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. David Diaz specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in gynecological problems, infertility, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Jude Hospital. Dr. Diaz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Puebla Faculty of Medicine, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Diaz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Jane K Hong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1019 W. La Palma Avenue; Suite B
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Jane Hong specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Helen H Luong, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
1174 N Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Helen Luong is a medical specialist in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Luong include minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Luong has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Luong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy

Michael Joseph Perrotti
Specializes in Psychology
3 Pointe Drive; Suite 303
Brea, CA
 

Mr. Michael Perrotti's specialty is psychology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Mr. Perrotti has received the distinction of Virginia Commonwealth University National Republican Congressional Committee.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

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Dr. Kristin Kleppe, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
500 N. State College; Suite 1100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Kleppe is a psychologist in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kleppe include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. She honors MultiPlan, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, infertility

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Dr. Jennifer Monika Sandoval, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Child Psychology
305 N Harbor Boulevard; Suite 317, Office 1
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Sandoval is a family therapist and child psychologist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Sandoval's areas of expertise include the following: depression, child abuse, and infidelity issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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Dr. Katherine Ann Barnes, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
1500 E Katella Avenue; Suite H
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Barnes works as a psychologist in Orange, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, depression, and adoption issues. Dr. Barnes's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infertility, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
285 E. Imperial Highway; Suite 105
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Judith Jensen's area of specialization is psychology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and infertility. Dr. Jensen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Jensen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

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Specializes in Psychology
680 Langsdorf Drive; Suite 202
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Ken Vanderlip is a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, phobias, and gestalt therapy. Dr. Vanderlip accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
3 Pointe Drive; Suite 205
Brea, CA
 

Dr. Susan Josephson is a psychologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, infertility, and grief. Dr. Josephson takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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Specializes in Group Therapy, Psychology, Psychoanalysis
1500 E Katella Avenue; Suite D
Orange, CA
 

Dr. William Young specializes in group therapy, psychology, and psychoanalysis and practices in Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include depression, behavior therapy, and psychopharmacology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

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Carolyn A Bernal, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
242 S. Orange Avenue
Brea, CA
 

Ms. Carolyn Hudson's area of specialization is family therapy. Her clinical interests include depression, christian counseling, and person-centered therapy. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intimacy issues

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Premarital Therapy, ... (Read more)

John Kwang Kim
Specializes in Acupuncture
16960 E. Bastanchury Road; Suite C
Yorba Linda, CA
 

Mr. John Kim practices acupuncture. In addition to English, Mr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Chinese. Mr. Kim's areas of expertise include menopause, hepatitis, and infertility.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, infertility, HIV/AIDS

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Ed Segawa, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy
17451 Bastanchury Road; Suite 204-27
Yorba Linda, CA
 

Mr. Ed Segawa's specialty is family therapy. Mr. Segawa's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, christian counseling, and adjustment disorders. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction

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Specializes in Infectious Disease, Other
1275 N Rose Drive; Suite 134
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Pauline Ho is a physician who specializes in infectious disease. Dr. Ho has a special interest in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ho attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese.

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All Interests: HIV/AIDS

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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.
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