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We found 133 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. Dr. Petrozza is especially interested in fibroids, endometriosis, and robotic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. In addition to English, Dr. Petrozza speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

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. Dr. Meade (or staff) speaks Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in contraception (birth control) and pelvic pain. She is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Meade performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. She has received the following distinction: Augusts Webster Award--For dedication and compassion to patient care. She has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: preventive care and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delach attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Delach has an open panel.

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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 practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His clinical interests encompass menopause. Dr. Schiff honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Montreal General Hospital. 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 is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility

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

Dr. John Buster's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Buster's practice, he is particularly interested in infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rhode Island Hospital, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buster takes Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Named lectureship American College OBG; UCLA LABiomed Legend; and Best Doctors in America. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buster's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Infertility

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Specializes in Urology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cigdem Tanrikut works as an urologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. She is especially interested in varicocele, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and hypogonadism. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanrikut graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tanrikut's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Jan Shifren is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shifren include menopause and female sexual dysfunction. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shifren's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received distinctions including 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Laura Riley works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Dr. Riley's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Riley completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; "Best Doctors In America,"; and Brian McGovern Award for Clilnical Excellence. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , HIV/AIDS

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

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

Dr. Alan Penzias specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology and practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include infertility. Dr. Penzias's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Penzias include: Boston Super Doctors; Joyce M. Vargyas, M.D. Visionary Award; and Best of Boston Physicians. Dr. Penzias is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Infertility

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

Dr. Maria Fradinho is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Fradinho accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, First Health, and more. She 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Burlington, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Shafi's areas of expertise include gynecological problems, hysteroscopy, and endometrial ablation. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island for residency. Dr. Shafi's distinctions include: Dean's Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Shafi welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rebecca Kolp, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kolp speaks German. Her areas of expertise consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Kolp's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kolp has received distinctions including The Crozer Hospital Award For Humanity And; Compassion In Patient Care; and The Hahnemann Univ. Resident Award For. She 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)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Ginsburg's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ginsburg include infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ginsburg attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ginsburg include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Ginsburg (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Japanese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Ginsburg's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), South Shore Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mitchell Rein is an infertility specialist and gynecologist in Danvers, MA, Boston, MA, and Salem, MA. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include menopause, fibroids, and abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Rein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: 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 affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

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

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

Dr. Anne Plante is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Plante include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), contraception (birth control), and adolescent gynecology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plante attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hartford Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Berlex Best Teaching Resident, .. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Plante is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Aaron Styer practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Boston, MA. Dr. Styer offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and fibroids. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Styer studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Styer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 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.