We found 19 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Stratford, CT.

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Dr. Miriam J Sivkin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sivkin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sivkin attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Sivkin is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), sexual health issues, infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Women's Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
3180 Main Street; Suite 204
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Anthony Santomauro specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Bridgeport, CT. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Santomauro attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Santomauro (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Santomauro is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, endometriosis

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Pelvic Pain, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Kim Fletcher works as a general OB/GYN in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Dr. Fletcher's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Pringle speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blair honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Blair's training includes a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Prenatal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Mary Murray's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Murray average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray honors. She graduated from Medical College of Georgia. For her professional training, Dr. Murray completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Murray is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Postmenopause, Botox Injection, Multiple ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Cassell is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cassell takes. Dr. Cassell trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cassell speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
471 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Shireen Donaldson-Ramos practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Anthem, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Donaldson-Ramos (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Donaldson-Ramos is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Other
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Robert Weinstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Trumbull, CT, Fairfield, CT, and Milford, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Weinstein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Weinstein attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence), endometriosis

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines, who practices in Cheshire, CT, Milford, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Brines is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Brines attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Boubert is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boubert's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Vandell practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vandell is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vandell completed residency programs at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cryosurgery, Postmenopause, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 002
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Jeremy Kaufman practices pediatric urology. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Ureteroscopy, Brachytherapy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Sapna Tandon's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Tandon attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tandon trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Tandon is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Cryosurgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Lamastra, who practices in Fairfield, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and Stratford, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Lamastra speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lamastra is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Valentine Edusa is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Edusa is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Ghana Medical School, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edusa honors. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Postmenopause, Pelvic Pain, Perimenopause, Osteoporosis, Prenatal Care, Vaginitis, ... (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.
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