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We found 4 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Total Health Care HMO near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Michael Louis Cher, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI

Dr. Michael Cher is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cher include bladder cancer, cryotherapy, and polycystic kidney disease. He is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and McLaren Health Care. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cher takes. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), male sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cryosurgery, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Lucas, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
261 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI

Dr. Steven Lucas practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Lucas include male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Lucas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Minuchehe Kashef, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
22151 Moross - Professional Building 1; Suite 313
Detroit, MI

Dr. Minuchehr Kashef sees patients in Detroit, MI. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic cancer, infertility, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Kashef's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Kashef attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Gynecologic Surgery

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9925 Dix; Suite 103
Dearborn, MI

Dr. Ali Nasser works as a general internist in Dearborn, MI and Wayne, MI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Nasser's clinical interests: depression, acne, and heart attack. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In addition to English, Dr. Nasser speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Contact Dermatitis, Contraception, Vascular Surgery ... (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.