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We found 11 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Marc Joel Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
824 E. Carson Street; Suite 102
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenthal is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass menopause. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenthal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Rosenthal speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Ricardo E Huete, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
824 E. Carson Street; Suite 203
Carson, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Huete works as a general OB/GYN. His clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Huete average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huete takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Huete speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Anthony Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
1945 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 202
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore's specialties are family therapy and psychology. He practices in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiore include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Relationships ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Mario Juarez-Asturias, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
610 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 205
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Juarez-Asturias specializes in psychology and practices in Seal Beach, CA and Murrieta, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Juarez-Asturias include depression, education consultation, and phobias. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Juarez-Asturias takes. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Juarez-Asturias welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin S Beitner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 260
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Beitner is a psychologist in Long Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Beitner is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Beitner's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Terrance W Dushenko, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 806
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Terrance Dushenko works as a psychologist in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, depression, and infertility. Dr. Dushenko is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Anne Boisvert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
235 E. Broadway; Suite 1040
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Boisvert specializes in psychology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Boisvert include depression, phobias, and immigration issues. Dr. Boisvert is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. James I Linden, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5199 E Pacific Coast Highway; #304n
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Linden's area of specialization is psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linden include depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. Dr. Linden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family ... (Read more)

Afrashe Asungi, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Afrashe Asungi practices social work in Long Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and education consultation. Ms. Asungi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Mindfulness, Neglect, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
3605 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 329
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz's areas of specialization are psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. Dr. Baringoldz is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
701 E 28th Street; Suite 116
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Sepideh Said works as an acupuncturist. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and menstrual disorders. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Ms. Said takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Ms. Said (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Osteoporosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

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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.