Sexual health care is essential to optimal well-being. Yet everyone’s health needs are unique, and those needs change as you move through life. That’s why fellowship-trained urologist and sexual medicine specialist Dr. Joshua Gonzalez offers comprehensive sexual health care to all genders, all ages, and all sexual orientations. Call his self-named clinic, Joshua R. Gonzalez, MD, in the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, or book an appointment online to learn more.
Sexual health is a state of well-being that encompasses physical, mental, and emotional elements. It includes essential services like physical exams and reproductive health care, along with mental and emotional support.
The goal of sexual health care is to ensure you have a safe, healthy, and fulfilling sex life — but that means something different for everyone. Your sexual health is unique, and Dr. Gonzalez offers personalized care for every patient, especially those underserved in the LGBTQ+ community.
He tailors sexual wellness based on your overall health, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle preferences.
Disease, injury, and other health conditions that affect your reproductive organs can compromise your sexual health. A few of the most common sexual health conditions are:
These issues can interfere with your ability to enjoy sex. If left untreated, many sexual health issues can also cause complications that affect your overall health.
Taking care of your sexual health is important to your overall well-being. Both men and women should have regular physical exams, and you should go to the doctor anytime you have symptoms that concern you.
Dr. Gonzalez and the team are dedicated to providing quality sexual health care for all. They offer a range of treatments, including platelet-rich plasma injections, hormone replacement therapy, and low-intensity shockwave therapy for various sexual health concerns.
Additional treatments include:
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a prescription medication to prevent HIV. When taken as directed, PrEP can reduce your risk of getting HIV from sex by 99% and getting HIV from needles by about 74%. Dr. Gonzalez may recommend PrEP if you’re at high risk of contracting HIV.