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We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Blue Cross near Saint Paul, MN.

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Dr. Mark Christopher Halley PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
241 Cleveland Avenue S; Suite D2
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 698-0105

Dr. Mark Halley specializes in psychology and practices in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Halley include depression, adjustment disorders, and infidelity issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Halley is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Relationship Issues, Couple Discord/Distress, Depression, Psychotherapy/Counseling, Anxiety/Panic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark P Hansen PhD, CP
Specializes in Counseling, Psychology, Group Therapy
1360 Energy Park Drive; Suite 340
St Paul, MN
(651) 646-8985

Dr. Mark Hansen's specialties are group therapy, psychology, and counseling. He practices in Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Hansen's areas of expertise include the following: depression, education consultation, and eclectic therapy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

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Dr. Roberta Mary Singerhouse PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
1360 Energy Park Drive; Suite 340
Saint Paul, MN

Dr. Roberta Singerhouse works as a psychologist in Saint Paul, MN and Onamia, MN. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Singerhouse welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety Disorders/Phobias, Stress Management, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anger ... (Read more)

Rae Elizabeth Hoesing PhD, LP
Specializes in Psychology
2301 Como Avenue; Suite 203
Saint Paul, MN

Dr. Rae Hoesing's specialty is psychology. Dr. Hoesing's areas of expertise include child abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity

All Interests: Alternative Therapies, Career Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical ... (Read more)

Mrs. Heather Marie Holt MSW, LICSW
Specializes in Psychotherapy, Social Work, Counseling
1360 Energy Park Drive; Suite 340
Saint Paul, MN

Ms. Heather Holt's specialties are social work, counseling, and psychotherapy. Her clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, celiac disease, and infidelity issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Holt's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, HIV/AIDS

All Interests: Addictions, Anger Management, Ethnic/Cultural Issues, PTSD, Self-esteem, Sexual Abuse, Celiac ... (Read more)

Mrs. Faten Hope Khoury LMFT, MS
Specializes in Family Therapy
2353 Rice Street; Suite 206
Roseville, MN
(651) 206-8646

Ms. Faten Khoury practices family therapy in Maplewood, MN and Roseville, MN. Ms. Khoury (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Arabic. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, body dysmorphic disorder, and child abuse. Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Khoury takes. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, infertility, HIV/AIDS

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Robert Dell Binger MA, LPC
Specializes in Counseling
821 Raymond Avenue; Suite 300
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 641-6169

Mr. Robert Binger practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Binger include depression, adoption issues, and eclectic therapy. Mr. Binger takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, gender identity, intimacy issues

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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.