We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Cigna near Beverly, MA.

Dr. Jill A Attaman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
77 Herrick Street; Suite 101
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Jill Attaman specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Attaman include infertility and hysteroscopy. She is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Attaman studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Attaman has received the following distinction: Society for Male Reproduction and urology Traveling Scholars Program Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Attaman's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
81 Highland Avenue; Suite A-6-e
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rein is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Rein's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rein attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rein include: Samuel O. Their Physician Leadership Award-recognition of courage, vision, resilience & integrity; Phi Beta Kappa; and Duke University. Dr. Rein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Male Infertility, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Emilia Phillips, MD
Specializes in Urology
900 Cummings Center; Suite 304t
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Emilia Phillips practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Phillips has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), sexual dysfunction, and female urologic disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Phillips attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Her distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa and Fellow Medical Scientist Training Program. She is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. John S Ledbetter, MD
Specializes in Urology
75 Herrick Street; Suite 219, Parkhurst Medical Building
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. John Ledbetter is an urologist. Patients rated Dr. Ledbetter highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Lahey Clinic and Beverly Hospital. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Ledbetter attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Urinary Stones, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

Melissa Jill Kaplan, MA
Specializes in Counseling
2 Enon Street
Beverly, MA
 

Ms. Melissa Kaplan practices counseling in Lowell, MA and Beverly, MA. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Ms. Kaplan's clinical interests: depression, child abuse, and person-centered therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Shield, and Anthem. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Child Abuse, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, Feminist ... (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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