We found 29 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Aetna near Elk Grove, CA.

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Vinod Trivedi MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: HIV/AIDS
Brian Kenneth Golden M.D.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
4.64 Average rating 4.64 stars out of 5 (322 ratings)
Address: 8170 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence)
Mr. James F. Lee M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: herpes, trichomoniasis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), gonorrhea, genital herpes
Dr. Marina Erica Rasnow-Hill MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: sexual dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Mr. David L. Kosh M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
2.77 Average rating 2.77 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), genital herpes
Miss Fernanda N. Da Silva M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
2.4 Average rating 2.4 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: herpes, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), erectile dysfunction (impotence), sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), gonorrhea, genital herpes
Dr. Kristin Maureen Brown M.D.
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (43 ratings)
Address: 8170 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Dr. Elizabeth Marie Gonzalez M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4.6 Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (153 ratings)
Address: 8170 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: infertility, endometriosis
Tanya Maagdenberg M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 8120 Timberlake Wy, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, female infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis
Dr. Gregory Edward Douglas MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2.75 Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility, endometriosis
Christiana S. Kopf M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4.78 Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (168 ratings)
Address: 8170 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: infertility, endometriosis
Kiumars Reza Hekmat M.D.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
4.46 Average rating 4.46 stars out of 5 (240 ratings)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: male infertility, erectile dysfunction (impotence), premature ejaculation, infertility, male sexual dysfunction
Dr. Todd M. Fisher M.D.
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
4.87 Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (229 ratings)
Address: 8170 Laguna Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), low testosterone (male hypogonadism)
Jo Taylor Taylor M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
3.35 Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 7601 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823
Clinical Interests: trichomoniasis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), female infertility, HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis, HIV/AIDS
Thomas Edward Melchione M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4.64 Average rating 4.64 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 7500 Hospital Drive, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: trichomoniasis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual dysfunction, HPV (human papillomavirus), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis
Dr. Hung Gia Hoang M.D.
Specializes in Family Medicine
1.38 Average rating 1.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 6350 Orange Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95823.0
Clinical Interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence)
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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.
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