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We found 137 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Tufts Health Plan near Somerville, MA.

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Fruit Street; Suite 10a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Petrozza's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Petrozza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Petrozza obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eliza Schwartz Meade, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 City Hall Mall
Medford, MA
 

Dr. Eliza Meade is a general OB/GYN in Medford, MA and Burlington, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Meade include contraception (birth control) and pelvic pain. She is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Meade takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Meade has received the distinction of Augusts Webster Award--For dedication and compassion to patient care. In addition to English, Dr. Meade (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Pelvic Pain, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Marianne Valesky Delach, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1611 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Marianne Delach's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. Dr. Delach is especially interested in preventive care and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Delach is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Preventive Care, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Mass General Hospital; Ob/gyn Founders 5
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Isaac Schiff works as an infertility specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Schiff include male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Schiff is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schiff completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Schiff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include John Potts Mentoring Award; Boston Super Doctors; and NIH State of the Science of Menopause. Estrogens and Progestins Washington DC.. Dr. Schiff has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Female Infertility, Male Infertility

Dr. Jan Leslie Shifren, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jan Shifren is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. She has a special interest in male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Dr. Shifren is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Shifren attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shifren has received distinctions including American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Ortho; Research Grant in Reproduction, 1993-1994.; and American Association of Obstetricians. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility, female sexual dysfunction, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

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

Dr. Maria Theresa Wachendorf Fradinho, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
165 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Maria Fradinho practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Fradinho honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Gynecological Problems, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Farah Shafi, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
147 Milk Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Farah Shafi is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation. Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shafi takes. Dr. Shafi graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Shafi has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Shafi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Essure

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Gynecological Problems, Essure, Endometrial Ablation

Dr. John Edmond Buster, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
800 Washington Street; Suite 036
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Buster is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buster include infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Buster is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Named lectureship American College OBG; UCLA LABiomed Legend; and Best Doctors in America. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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Specializes in Urology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cigdem Tanrikut specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Tanrikut's areas of expertise include the following: varicocele, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Tanrikut attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), hypogonadism, no-scalpel vasectomy

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Varicocele, Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction, No-Scalpel Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laura Riley's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Riley attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Riley average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Riley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; "Best Doctors In America,"; and Brian McGovern Award for Clilnical Excellence. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, High Risk Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infections

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
330 Brookline Avenue Ks-322
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alan Penzias is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Penzias include infertility. On average, patients gave Dr. Penzias a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Penzias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Joyce M. Vargyas, M.D. Visionary Award; and Best of Boston Physicians. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rein is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rein's clinical interests include male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received distinctions including Samuel O. Their Physician Leadership Award-recognition of courage, vision, resilience & integrity; Phi Beta Kappa; Duke University, .; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, .. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rein is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
55 Fruit Street; Founders 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kolp is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Kolp include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kolp a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kolp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolp include: The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. She speaks German. Dr. Kolp is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. Elizabeth Sarah Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
75 Francis Street; Asb1-3-3254
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Boston, MA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg has indicated that her clinical interests include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), South Shore Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ginsburg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Ginsburg (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Japanese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Anne Plante is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), male infertility, and female infertility. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Plante accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Plante welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Hartford Hospital, Dr. Plante attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Berlex Best Teaching Resident, .. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Contraception, Pelvic Pain, Ovarian Disease, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Massachusetts General Hospital; Yawkey 10a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aaron Styer works as a reproductive endocrinologist in Boston, MA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: male infertility, minimally invasive surgery, and female infertility. Dr. Styer is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Styer accepts. Dr. Styer has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Styer attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, female infertility

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, ... (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.