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We found 135 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 is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Petrozza at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). His practice is open to 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Meade (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Meade include contraception (birth control) and pelvic pain. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Meade studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Augusts Webster Award--For dedication and compassion to patient care. She welcomes new 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 is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delach include preventive care and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delach attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Delach's residency was performed at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Jan Shifren's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She is especially interested in male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shifren accepts. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Shifren attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Ortho; Research Grant in Reproduction, 1993-1994.; and American Association of Obstetricians. Dr. Shifren is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Maria Fradinho is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health. Before completing her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Fradinho attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fradinho is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 sees patients in Burlington, MA and Boston, MA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shafi's clinical interests include gynecological problems, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shafi has received include Dean's Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She 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 specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Buster has a special interest in infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Buster is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. His distinctions include: Named lectureship American College OBG; UCLA LABiomed Legend; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Buster speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Buster is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Laura Riley is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Riley has a special interest in high risk pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Riley welcomes new patients. 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. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; "Best Doctors In America,"; and Brian McGovern Award for Clilnical Excellence.

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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, who practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Penzias include infertility. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Penzias completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Penzias has received include Boston Super Doctors; Joyce M. Vargyas, M.D. Visionary Award; and Best of Boston Physicians. Dr. Penzias's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Isaac Schiff's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His areas of clinical interest consist of male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Schiff attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including John Potts Mentoring Award; Boston Super Doctors; and NIH State of the Science of Menopause. Estrogens and Progestins Washington DC.. Dr. Schiff is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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, Male Infertility

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Specializes in Urology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cigdem Tanrikut works as an urologist. Dr. Tanrikut's areas of expertise include varicocele, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Tanrikut's 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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mitchell Rein's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Rein graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rein completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in male infertility, menopause, and female infertility. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rein has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Rein is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She is conversant in German. She has a special interest in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. Dr. Kolp is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kolp is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kolp honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Her distinctions include: The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. 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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Ginsburg has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ginsburg include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), South Shore Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Ginsburg is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Ginsburg 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

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

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

Dr. Holly Khachadoorian-Elia is a general OB/GYN. Her clinical interests include menopause, colposcopy, and contraception (birth control). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Khachadoorian-Elia completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her distinctions include: MGH - Principal Clinical Experience Teaching Award; APGO Excellence in Teaching Award; and Douglas K. Richardson Perinatal Collaboration Award - BIDMC. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Khachadoorian-Elia welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, NovaSure, Contraception, Medical Education, Endometrial Ablation, Abnormal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aaron Styer is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Styer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: male infertility, minimally invasive surgery, and female infertility. Dr. Styer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Styer offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Styer's office for an appointment.

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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.