Importance of Health and Social Care Research into Gender and Sexual Minority Populations in Nepal.

Regmi, P. and Van Teijlingen, E., 2015. Importance of Health and Social Care Research into Gender and Sexual Minority Populations in Nepal. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 (8), 806 - 808 .

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DOI: 10.1177/1010539515613413

Abstract

Despite progressive legislative developments and increased visibility of sexual and gender minority populations in the general population, mass media often report that this population face a wide range of discrimination and inequalities. LGBT (lesbian, gay, and bisexual, and transgender) populations have not been considered as priority research populations in Nepal. Research in other geographical settings has shown an increased risk of poor mental health, violence, and suicide and higher rates of smoking, as well as alcohol and drugs use among LGBT populations. They are also risk for lifestyle-related illness such as cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. Currently, in Nepal, there is a lack of understanding of health and well-being, social exclusion, stigma, and discrimination as experienced by these populations. Good-quality public health research can help design and implement targeted interventions to the sexual and gender minority populations of Nepal.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1941-2479
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender and sexual minority, stigma, LGBT, culture, South Asia
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:22893
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Nov 2015 13:58
Last Modified:16 Nov 2015 13:58

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