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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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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||gender and sexual minority, stigma, LGBT, culture, South Asia|
|Group:||Faculty of Health & Social Sciences|
|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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