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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Decatur, GA.

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Dr. Mary Gresham, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Psychotherapy
2801 Buford Highway; Suite 260
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Mary Gresham's specialties are psychology and psychotherapy. She practices in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gresham include depression, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Gresham is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gresham is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David B Adams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
5555 Peachtree - Dunwoody Rd The Medical Quarters; Suite 251
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Adams specializes in psychology and practices in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, pain management, and anxiety. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adams's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1776 Century Boulevard Ne; Suite A
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include depression, education consultation, and phobias. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Mirsalimi is conversant in Persian. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

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Specializes in Psychology
1439 Mclendon Drive; Suite C
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Rhea Williams specializes in psychology and practices in Decatur, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and existential psychotherapy. She accepts Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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Dr. Lesley A Ward, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
455 East Paces Ferry Road; Suite 204
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lesley Ward practices psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ward's areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. She takes Self-Pay/Uninsured and TRICARE insurance. In addition to English, she speaks French. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, sexual orientation issues

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Dr. Susan McCarthy Furman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
805 Church Street
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Susan Furman practices psychology in Decatur, GA. Dr. Furman's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
1790 Century Boulevard; Suite B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Martha Foster works as a psychologist in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include crisis intervention, adoption issues, and depression. She is in-network for Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Psychology
80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive Se
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Josh Spitalnick is a psychologist in Dunwoody, GA and Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spitalnick include depression, stress management, and anxiety. Dr. Spitalnick honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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Specializes in Psychology
1790 Century Boulevard; Suite B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Marjorie Blum specializes in psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Blum takes Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.