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We found 4 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Collegeville, PA.

Dr. Clara Catherine Tiburcio, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Clara Tiburcio practices family medicine in Trappe, PA and Collegeville, PA. Before completing her residency at Montgomery Hospital, Norristown, Dr. Tiburcio attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tiburcio's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tiburcio is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

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Dr. Gina Lynn Rose, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1 Iron Bridge Drive; Suite 150
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Gina Rose's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Rose studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, cryotherapy, and migraine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction

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Dr. Grace Laast Laast Adofo, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Grace Adofo's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), sexual dysfunction, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The average patient rating for Dr. Adofo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Adofo is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Adofo is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction, Premenstrual Syndrome, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. Steven Nicholas Sterious, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Steven Sterious is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in East Norriton, PA, Collegeville, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. In his practice, Dr. Sterious focuses on sexual dysfunction and incontinence. Dr. Sterious is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterious takes. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Sterious's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction, Incontinence

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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.