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We found 37 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Milford, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sivkin is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She 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 OB/GYN in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fletcher accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York Hospital. Dr. Fletcher is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Milton Armm is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armm takes. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently 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, male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Urinary ... (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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cuteri average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Cuteri is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. 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: 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Brines is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Brines is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cassell accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His medical residency was performed at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Cassell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Santomauro practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Santomauro is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santomauro is open to new patients. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Santomauro (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. Dr. Blair has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Blair is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes 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 Urology
4695 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Jeffrey Small works as an urologist in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Small's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, 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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Sauer accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. 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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. 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: , 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. Philip Lamastra practices general obstetrics & gynecology in New Haven, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Stratford, CT. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lamastra is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamastra is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes 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 works as an urologist. Dr. Paraiso attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paraiso (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Howard Zuckerman's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zuckerman studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Zuckerman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Zuckerman's practice is open to 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Viner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Viner is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Viner is open to 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.