World Sexual Health Day Committee

Members 2017-2021

Co-Chairs: Felipe Hurtado-Murillo (Spain) & Patrícia Pascoal (Portugal)
Vice Chair: Luis Perelman (Mexico)


Cristina Tania Fridman (Argentina)
Jaqueline Brendler (Brazil)
K.S. Jeyarani Kamaraj (India)
Sara Nasserzadeh (USA)
Stefano Eleuteri (Italy)

Members Bio

Luis Perelman

Luis Perelman is an educator and activist sexologist, trained at the Mexican Institute of Sexology IMESEX, and completed a Master’s degree in Human Development at the Universidad Iberoamericana. Co-founder of “El Armario Abierto”, a library specializing in sexuality and a Center for Integral Education for Sexual Health. Former president of Federación Mexicana de Educación Sexual y Sexología (FEMESS). Participates in activism in Latin American Jewish communities on issues of anti-Semitism and homophobia, and is a regular participant in the media on issues of sexuality. He is the promoter of the International Association of Families for Sexual Diversity in Latin America and is a member of the Consultative Assembly of the National Council for the Prevention of Discrimination, which is part of the Mexican Federal Government.


Felipe Hurtado-Murillo

Felipe Hurtado-Murillo, PhD, is a Specialist Psychologist in Clinical Psychology and Sexologist for the Government of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. He works as a Specialist in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit of public health, which is also a Gender Identity Reference Unit for the health care of trans people. He is also a member of the Reference Unit of the Valencian Government for the reconstruction surgery of genitalia in women who have undergone genital mutilation. President of the Spanish Association of Specialists in Sexology. Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Federation of Sexology Societies (FESS) and Secretary of the Latin American Federation of Sexology and Sex Education Societies (FLASSES).


Cristina Tania Fridman

Cristina Tania Fridman is Sociologist Diploma Medical Education, Specialist in Sexual Education FLASSES-SASH, Vice President of the Argentine Society of Human Sexuality (SASH-Argentina) and Vice Chair of the Sexuality Education Committee WAS (SEC). She is Co-Director Specialist Training in Clinical Sexology Update; Specialization in Sex Education, CETIS distance programs and University Professor in Sexuality and Health. She was awarded the WAS Global Award for Educational Excellence and Innovation (2009), Latin American Federation of Sexology and Sex Education Societies (FLASSES) Award (2014) “Medal of distinction in life” – XVII Latin American Congress of Sexology and Sexual Education (CLASSES -Dominican Republic) and FLASSES (2016) R Cavalcanti Award “for the most outstanding career in the field of sexology as a member of the Federation”.


Jaqueline Brendler

Jaqueline Brendler is gynecologist specialized in sexuality and has certification in sexology. More than 80 articles published, invited as a speaker in more than 270 scientific events. Former president of the Brazilian Society of Studies in Human Sexuality (SBRASH), President of WAS’s Congress (2013). Since 2010, it has promoted sexual health and sexual rights mainly through the Coordination in Brazil (in several capitals and cities) of the WSHD. In 2019 belongs to Executive Committee of WAS as Secretary Associate for Americas, is President of the Latin American Federation of Sexology and Sex Education Societies (FLASSES), International Academy of Medical Sexology (AISM) and Deliberative Committee of SBRASH.


K.S. Jeyarani Kamaraj

Dr. K.S. Jeyarani Kamaraj, MBBS., M.D., DGO., Dip. Rep. Medicine (GERMANY), FICOG., Infertility Specialist, Aakash Fertility Centre & Hospital, Managing Committee Member OGSSI, Immediate Past Secretary OGSSI. Best Doctor Award by Dr.M.G.R. Medical University. Rajamani Janakiraman university first prize in gynecology & obstetrics. Dr. Vadamalaiyan endowment gold medalist in MBBS obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Ananthachari Prize for being university first in medicine Gold medal in DGO Dr. MGR University. Awarded women of the year 2010 by LIONS CLUB.


Sara Nasserzadeh

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh, PhD is a Social Psychologist and a thought leader in the fields of Cultural Fluency, Sexual Health & Relationships. She created and hosted a program called the “Whispers” for the BBC World Service on sexuality and relationship issues, the first of its kind in the Middle East, which received BBC’s Innovation of the Year Award in 2007. Dr. Nasserzadeh has been a senior cultural advisor and strategic consultant for governments, UN agencies & Fortune 500 companies across 37 countries. named her as one of the 10 Best Sex and Dating Experts in 2015. She currently serves at the Board of Religion and Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights Task Force of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Dr. Nasserzadeh is based in California.


Stefano Eleuteri

Stefano Eleuteri, PhD, is a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Sexual Counsellor, and PhD in Social, Developmental Psychology and Educational Research. Member of the Advisory Commitee of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Since 2010, he works as a private consultant in the field of sex therapy and sexual education. Research Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome, he carries out his research activity in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Sexology of Rome. He teaches different aspects of sexuality in different higher education courses for nurses and medical doctors at Sapienza University of Rome and in private institutes.

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