We found 14 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Newton, MA.

Dr. Jan Leslie Shifren, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jan Shifren specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Shifren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shifren's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Ortho; Research Grant in Reproduction, 1993-1994.; and American Association of Obstetricians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility, female sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Menopause, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kolp's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kolp is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kolp accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kolp attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kolp has received include The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. In addition to English, she speaks German. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kolp has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Discharge, Contraception, Ovarian Disease, Sexually Transmitted ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Katherine Pocius sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pocius include contraception (birth control) and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Pocius honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Pocius welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception, Family Planning

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Specializes in Psychology
227 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Levy works as a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Levy's clinical interests: adoption issues, depression, and narrative therapy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
824 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Ann Webster specializes in psychology. Dr. Webster is especially interested in palliative care and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webster honors. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Webster is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
320 Needham Street; Suite 200
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Horn specializes in dermatopathology. He is especially interested in warts and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horn accepts. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Horn completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Horn's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Warts, Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS

Dr. Kathryn Susan Brigham, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Lo-306
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kathryn Brigham works as an adolescent medicine specialist. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has a special interest in bulimia, contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brigham accepts. Dr. Brigham offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Bulimia, Adolescent Gynecology, Eating Disorders, Contraception, General Care, Anorexia

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Don Dizon's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dizon include cancer survivorship. His professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dizon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dizon is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Dizon completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Society of Clinical Oncology Career; Development Award.; and Society of Pediatric Research Summer Fellowship.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual health issues

All Interests: Sexual Health Issues, Cancer Survivorship

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Specializes in Dermatopathology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Arturo Saavedra is a specialist in dermatopathology. Dr. Saavedra's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests encompass skin issues and HIV/AIDS. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saavedra accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Poster Session and Congressional Reception, National Institutes of Health.; National Hispanic Research Fellowship Award.; and National Research Service Award.. In addition to English, Dr. Saavedra speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Skin Issues, HIV/AIDS

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
799 Concord Avenue; #4
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Nupur Gupta is an adolescent medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Cambridge, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include obesity, menstrual disorders, and contraception (birth control). Dr. Gupta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur and residency at RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Tufts Medical Center, and Westmead Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gupta include: Dean Merit List, Univ. of Rajasthan, India; Awarded Merit Scholarship by the Univ.; and Rajasthan. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gupta is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Contraception, Weight Management, Menstrual Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
40 Second Avenue; Suite 300
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Rosenblum practices adolescent medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Rosenblum has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, reproductive health, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Rosenblum studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rosenblum completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Boston Magazine Top Doctors; and U.S. News and World Reports Top Doctors. Dr. Rosenblum is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , reproductive health

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Reproductive Health

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marc Wein is an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wein include osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and low testosterone (male hypogonadism). Dr. Wein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , low testosterone (male hypogonadism)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Low Testosterone, Osteoporosis, Parathyroid Disease, Endocrine Diseases

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Specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Karen Sadler specializes in pediatric hospital medicine and adolescent medicine and practices in Framingham, MA and Newton, MA. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadler include menstrual disorders, contraception (birth control), and mood disorders. Dr. Sadler is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadler accepts. Dr. Sadler has received the distinction of Partners Locke Award for Excellence in Teaching. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Mood Disorders

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89 Massachusetts Avenue; Suite 5
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Heather Bourne's areas of expertise include depression, domestic abuse, and infertility. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bourne's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Depression, Infertility, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Education, ... (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.