We found 9 providers with an interest in sexual health issues and who accept First Health near York, PA.

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

Dr. Karin Taylor is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in York, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Taylor include colposcopy, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor honors. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Mark Amalfitano, who practices in York, PA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Amalfitano include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. He is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Amalfitano graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Amalfitano honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Julie Drolet's medical specialty is urogynecology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drolet include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and minor surgery. Dr. Drolet takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Drolet is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Melanie Ochalski's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Ochalski attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Ochalski is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , female infertility, infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Robert Wilson is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include prostate problems, neurogenic bladder, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , erectile dysfunction (impotence)

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

Dr. Meg K Figdore, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1693 S Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. Meg Figdore specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, menopause, and osteoporosis. PPHN, Capital BlueCross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figdore takes. Dr. Figdore studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Figdore completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Osteoporosis, Women's Health Issues, Endometriosis

Dr. John J Lawrence, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1693 S Queen Street
York, PA
 

Dr. John Lawrence works as a general OB/GYN in York, PA. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital for residency. Dr. Lawrence's areas of expertise include menopause, colposcopy, and high risk pregnancy. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Bone Problems, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Unwin is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Unwin include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. Dr. Unwin is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. Dr. Unwin accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

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

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

Dr. Marsha Bornt sees patients in York, PA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bornt include laparoscopic hysterectomy, colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan York Hospital. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at York Hospital. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bornt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross.

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Relevant Interests: , infertility, endometriosis

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.
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