We found 35 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Stratford, CT.

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Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm, who practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Armm honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Armm attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Armm's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sivkin accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sivkin is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Essure, sexual health issues, infertility

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Fletcher is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York Hospital. Dr. Fletcher's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Cuteri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Cuteri's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cuteri graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cuteri is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cuteri's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3180 Main Street; Suite 204
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Santomauro is a reproductive endocrinologist. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santomauro honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Santomauro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Santomauro is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, tubal ligation

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Pelvic Pain, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
4695 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Small is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Small has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, Dr. Small speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Cassell is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Dr. Cassell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Cassell speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstein specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Weinstein trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weinstein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Blair average 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Bridgeport Hospital, Dr. Blair attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Blair is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Prenatal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Brines attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Brines's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brines is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Lamastra is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Lamastra attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Paraiso's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paraiso attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Paraiso is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Biofeedback, Vasectomy, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Howard Zuckerman, who practices in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Zuckerman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Polish. Dr. Zuckerman is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Zuckerman honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Infertility, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Nicholas Viner is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, Health Net, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Viner performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Viner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Viner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Kaufman is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Cystoscopy, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (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.