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We found 36 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Stratford, CT.

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

Dr. Miriam Sivkin works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Sivkin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Milton Frank Armm, MD
Specializes in Urology
3180 Main Street; Suite 305
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Milton Armm specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Armm studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Armm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York Hospital. She 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, 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Bridgeport, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cuteri accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pringle's office for an appointment.

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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
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Brines is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brines has an open panel.

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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)

Dr. Steven M Cassell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Cassell's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cassell is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. His residency was performed 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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3180 Main Street; Suite 204
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Santomauro sees patients in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santomauro accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Santomauro attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Santomauro (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He 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: , infertility, tubal ligation, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Small accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Small is affiliated with Griffin Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Harold Sauer is a reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician, and gynecologist in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Sauer's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Anastomosis, Laser Treatment, in Vitro Fertilization

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

Dr. Robert Weinstein is an urologist. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Weinstein is conversant in Spanish.

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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 in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Blair is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blair's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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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
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Lamastra is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in New Haven, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Stratford, CT. Dr. Lamastra is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lamastra is accepting 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, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Paraiso practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Paraiso attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paraiso takes. Dr. Paraiso's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an urologist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zuckerman takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Zuckerman (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Nicholas Viner is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Viner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as 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 the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting 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)

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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.