We found 33 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Stratford, CT.

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Dr. Miriam J Sivkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin sees patients in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Sivkin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sivkin's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Milton Armm's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armm takes. Dr. Armm graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Armm completed residency programs at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Armm is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Kim Fletcher's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fletcher trained at New York Hospital for residency.

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

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Pringle's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pringle is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pringle is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph Cuteri practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cuteri completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuteri honors. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Santomauro's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Santomauro is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Santomauro (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Santomauro is accepting 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)

Specializes in Urology
4695 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Small sees patients in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Small is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Small is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Viner's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Viner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Viner is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Viner (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), vasectomy

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

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Paraiso's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paraiso accepts. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vasectomy

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

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

Dr. Robert Weinstein's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Weinstein's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patricia Brines' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Brines is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brines is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Bellevue Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Brines is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Emily Blair works as a general OB/GYN. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blair's residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blair accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Dr. Kaufman accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Mary Murray's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Murray has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Murray performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Botox Injection, Breast Issues, Women's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Zuckerman works as an urologist in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Fairfield, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuckerman takes. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Zuckerman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Polish.

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

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

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

Dr. Sapna Tandon sees patients in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tandon is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Tandon's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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)

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