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We found 7 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near York, PA.

Dr. Julie Drolet, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1600 Sixth Avenue; Suite 117
York, PA
 

Dr. Julie Drolet is an urogynecologist. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drolet include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and minor surgery. Dr. Drolet honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Drolet studied medicine at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. She speaks French. Dr. Drolet is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Second Opinions, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Anthony Amalfitano, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1225 E Market Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Mark Amalfitano is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Amalfitano average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Amalfitano's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Amalfitano is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cancer Screening, Infertility, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Endres Ochalski, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics, Gynecology
130 Leader Heights Road
York, 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)

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Specializes in Urology, Other
2350 Freedom Way; Suite 102
York, PA
 

Dr. Robert Wilson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in York, PA. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson completed his residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, neurogenic bladder, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Neurogenic Bladder, Erectile Dysfunction, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Karin Marie Taylor, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1225 E. Market Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Karin Taylor specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at York Hospital. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Michael Unwin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1693 S Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. William Unwin's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Unwin accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Unwin attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Bone Problems, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High ... (Read more)

Dr. Marsha Dawn Bornt, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
25 Monument Rd.-suite 230
York, PA
 

Dr. Marsha Bornt is a general gynecology specialist in York, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Bornt's clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Bornt studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bornt completed a residency program at York Hospital. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , contraception (birth control), infertility

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Incontinence, Contraception, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minor ... (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.