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We found 6 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Viant near Long Beach, CA.

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

Dr. Marc Rosenthal is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenthal include menopause. Dr. Rosenthal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rosenthal is accepting new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Ricardo Huete's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Huete average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Huete is affiliated with 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. John E Ingram, MD
Specializes in Urology
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 340
Long Beach, CA

Dr. John Ingram works as an urologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Ingram attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vasectomy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ingram has received professional recognition including the following: Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ingram is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Vasectomy

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Specializes in Urology
2888 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 265
Long Beach, CA

Dr. Ruben Baghdassarian's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and incontinence. Dr. Baghdassarian's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Associates in Urology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baghdassarian accepts. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Baghdassarian trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Baghdassarian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Procedures, Urodynamics, Prostate Cancer

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

Ms. Afrashe Asungi is a social worker. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and education consultation. Ms. Asungi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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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 Social Work
5199 E Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 615
Long Beach, CA

Dr. Michael Nava's area of specialization is social work. His clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Nava speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.