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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Health Net PPO near West Hills, CA.

Dr. Lisa Michele Little, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Little is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Little is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little honors. Dr. Little's education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization, tubal ligation

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Genital Warts, Family Planning, Vulva Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place, Suite 302; 23101 Sherrman Place#302
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mahin Amirgholami, who practices in West Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Amirgholami (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Amirgholami is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She attended medical school at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Amirgholami's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Amirgholami average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amirgholami's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Contraception, Hypertension, Diabetes, Urologic Disorders, Sexually ... (Read more)

Dr. Sedigheh Haddadianpour, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 401
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Sedi Hadadian practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Hadadian's clinical interests: obesity, anti-aging, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadadian is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. For her professional training, Dr. Hadadian completed a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Hadadian (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Weight Management, Obesity, Anti-Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie A Roberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite 602
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Bonnie Beaver is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in contraception (birth control). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beaver accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Beaver speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Contraception

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Specializes in Psychology
22231 Mulholland Highway; Suite 106
Calabasas, CA
 

Dr. James Schaefer practices psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaefer include depression, education consultation, and phobias. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schaefer accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dilip Anmangandla, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28040 Dorothy Drive; Suite 103
Agoura Hills, CA
 

Dr. Dilip Anmangandla's medical specialty is general internal medicine. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Maricopa Medical Center. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. The average patient rating for Dr. Anmangandla is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anmangandla is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Payum Abdarbashi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
28040 Dorothy Drive; Suite 103
Agoura Hills, CA
 

Dr. Payum Abdarbashi is a general internist. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), menopause, and varicose veins. Dr. Abdarbashi is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abdarbashi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, Diabetes ... (Read more)

Dr. Jelena Maletkovic Barjaktarevic, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
19950 Rinaldi Street; Suite 300
Porter Ranch, CA
 

Dr. Jelena Barjaktarevic's specialty is endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. Dr. Barjaktarevic's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with UCLA Health. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Belgrade School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Barjaktarevic (or staff) is conversant in Serbian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypogonadism

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Obesity, Hypogonadism, Pituitary Disorders, Adrenal ... (Read more)

Behnam Keyvan, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
21243 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 203, Office 1
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Mr. Behnam Keyvan works as a family therapist and counselor in Reseda, CA and Woodland Hills, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: crisis intervention, infidelity issues, and phobias. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Keyvan speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual addiction, sexuality, intimacy issues, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (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.