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Antón Castellanos Usigli (Photo by: Andrés Oyuela)

The Author:

Antón Castellanos Usigli, MPH, is a public health professional and consultant committed to global sexual health and sexual rights. Currently, he is the Director of Prevention Programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, managing a portfolio of four sexual health prevention programs that deliver services such as HIV/STI testing, STI treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and linkage to HIV medical care to hundreds of clients every year. At Wyckoff, he started an innovative online outreach strategy for men who have sex with men (MSM) that has driven the increase of HIV/STIs testing numbers and the number of clients who start taking PrEP. Antón’s work of HIV prevention in Brooklyn was featured by The Guardian and Vox.

As a consultant, he has worked for the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership (NMPP), for RNW Media, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). For IPPF he co-authored “Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People’s Sexual Rights” (2016). In the past, he also worked for the Mexican Federation of Sexuality Education & Sexology in Mexico City and for the HIV Department of the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila, Philippines.

Antón is a Member of the Global Advisory Board (GAB) on Sexual Health and Wellbeing, a group of global experts brought together by Durex (the leading sexual wellbeing brand in the world) to advance the links between sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure across policies and programs. In this role, Antón co-developed a training toolkit for future sexual and reproductive health service providers on how to implement counseling that effectively links sexual health, sexual rights and sexual pleasure, as well as guidelines on inclusivity about sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for Durex.

He is also a Member of the National Board of Directors of PFLAG, the largest organization in the United States uniting LGBTQ people with families, friends and allies.  Antón has a Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York City and has been a speaker in Congresses across twelve countries.

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