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We found 5 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna Managed Choice near Nassau Bay, TX.

Dr. Michael Anthony Magliolo, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Michael Magliolo practices general gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Magliolo's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Magliolo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Francoise Thomas Vandaele, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Francoise Vandaele is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Houston, TX, League City, TX, and Webster, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Lille Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vandaele's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vandaele honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. R. Sam Sam Lingamfelter, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter is a family medicine practitioner. Patients rated Dr. Lingamfelter highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lingamfelter include sinusitis (sinus infection), warts, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Dr. Lingamfelter studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Neck Pain, Erectile Dysfunction, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Asia Mohsin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Asia Mohsin's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Mohsin's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), incontinence, and infertility. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rawalpindi Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Mohsin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonya Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Sonya Khan is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid problems, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Khan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Erectile Dysfunction, Diabetes, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Problems, ... (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.