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We found 25 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Marc Joel Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 120
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Marc Rosenthal's specialty is general gynecology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenthal include menopause. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Rosenthal attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rosenthal is conversant in Spanish. He is 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
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Building 5, Suite 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Huete's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Huete is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include high risk pregnancy. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Huete attended the University of El Salvador Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Huete has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Huete has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Barbara Lee Schulz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Schulz is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Schulz trained at San Joaquin General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schulz include menopause and osteoporosis. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schulz has received the distinction of Top Doctor, by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Schulz's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Joy G Paul, MD
Specializes in Urology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 140
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joy Paul is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and Government Medical College, Patiala and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Paul include erectile dysfunction (impotence) and circumcision. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Paul (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Paul 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: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flechner has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheryl Lynn Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 320
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Cheryl Sanders is a general gynecology specialist in Redondo Beach, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Sanders's training includes residency programs at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanders is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanders is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. John Chin-Tiong Lim, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3465 Torrance Boulevard; Suite S
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Lim is a general gynecology specialist in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: menopause, osteoporosis, and robotic surgery. Dr. Lim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include 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

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Dr. Albert Chun Loh Chen, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 346
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chen, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. Dr. Chen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Alexandra O Bujor, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; #240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Bujor practices general gynecology in Torrance, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Bujor focuses on fibroids. Dr. Bujor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Bujor attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bujor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Romanian. Dr. Bujor is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Fibroids

Dr. Beni Naghi, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; #602
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Beni Naghi is a general gynecology specialist. Dr. Naghi's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in menopause and hormone replacement therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Naghi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Naghi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Hilda Elena Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 427
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Hilda Rodriguez's specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodriguez average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rodriguez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. George Yamauchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Yamauchi is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in prostate problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Yamauchi is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Freya Elena Marshall, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3400 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 602
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Freya Marshall sees patients in Manhattan Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Marshall's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Marshall completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Urology, Other
3440 W. Lomita Boulevard; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Sameer Malhotra is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of prostate problems and kidney problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Malhotra completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Malhotra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Kidney Problems

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
510 N. Prospect Ave. 202
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, and Westminster, CA. Her medical specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Ambartsumyan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Ambartsumyan's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ambartsumyan has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Henry Y Wu, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
520 N. Prospect Ave. 203
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Henry Wu is a specialist in general gynecology. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Wu include high risk pregnancy, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and abnormal bleeding. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel.

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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.