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We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Melanie Endres Ochalski, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Melanie Ochalski is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Ochalski has indicated that her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometriosis. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Ochalski is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, in vitro fertilization (IVF)

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Michael Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
300 Halket Street; Suite 4710
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jaffe is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of male infertility, endourologic procedures, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Jaffe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For his residency, Dr. Jaffe trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Jaffe is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, Endourologic ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Hepburn, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
615 Washington Road; Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Hepburn practices psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and narrative therapy. Dr. Hepburn takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Feminist Therapy, Neglect, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
4716 Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Judy Gettle's specialty is psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Gettle takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
520 Washington Road
Mount Lebanon, PA
 

Dr. Wendy Weaver-Graham specializes in psychology and counseling and practices in Mount Lebanon, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Weaver-Graham's areas of expertise include depression, humanistic psychotherapy, and dialectical behavior therapy. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gender identity

All Interests: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eating Disorders, Neglect, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela J Hartman, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
128 N. Craig Street; Suite 215a
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Angela Hartman works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hartman include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. Dr. Hartman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, gender identity, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
429 Forbes Avenue; Suite 1614
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sadie Strick specializes in psychology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Strick's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality, sexual orientation issues

All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Eating Disorders, Cognitive-Behavioral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
401 Shady Avenue; #b207
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Ms. Constance Lappa's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Lappa honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , sexuality, infertility

All Interests: Infertility, Pregnancy, Sexuality, Postpartum Depression

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Specializes in Counseling
969 Greentree Road; Suite 108
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Ms. Dana Kirkpatrick practices counseling. Ms. Kirkpatrick is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , sexual dysfunction, sexuality

All Interests: Sexual Dysfunction, Asperger's Syndrome, Sexuality, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Parenting ... (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.