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We found 4 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Orange City, FL.

George Tataw Besong MD
Specializes in Gynecology
2728 Enterprise Road; Suite 200
Orange City, FL
(386) 774-0109; (386) 279-0060

Dr. George Besong specializes in general gynecology and practices in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Besong include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Besong (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization, infertility, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: colposcopy, cystoscopy, urodynamics, leep, cryotherapy, hysteroscopy, biopsy, iud insertion, ... (Read more)

Ms. Carhine Pierre-Lambert MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
932 Saxon Boulevard
Orange City, FL
(386) 775-0839

Dr. Carhine Pierre-Lambert is an Orange City, FL physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Pierre-Lambert completed her residency training at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Pierre-Lambert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sterilization, intrauterine device (IUD)

All Interests: Procedures: colposcopy, LEEP iconization, endometrial biopsies, dilation and curettage for ... (Read more)

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Mrs. Shakeela A Tawwab MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
780 Deltona Boulevard
Deltona, FL
(386) 574-5565

Dr. Shakeela Tawwab is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. After attending Gandhi Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Tawwab has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tawwab accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HPV (human papillomavirus)

All Interests: Conditions treated: Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status, Atrophic Vaginitis, Carcinoma in ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
955 Town Center Drive; Suite 100
Orange City, FL
(386) 228-0661

Dr. Godson Oguchi is an adult infectious disease specialist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Oguchi is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Conditions treated: AIDS, Cellulitis, Endocarditis, Hepatitis, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency ... (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.