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Title: Sexual culture and behaviour among young people of Nepal
Author: Regmi, Pramod
ISNI:       0000 0004 2710 6673
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2011
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This qualitative study comprised ten focus groups and 31 individual in-depth interviews conducted by same sex researchers with young people. Participants were selected purposively from major urban and rural districts of Kathmandu and Chitwan districts of Nepal. Most Focus participants were aged 18-22. This PhD found that many young people in Nepal face a range of socio-economic, psychological, sexual and reproductive health-related problems and these problems are created particularly due to less opportunity for sex, entertainment, curiosity, communication gap and poor sex education. Although dating practice is a relatively new phenomenon in Nepalese society, surprisingly, it has gained popularity among its young people. There is a huge influence of globalisation and modernisation on young people’s sex and relationships. Partnership formation, romantic relationships and dating practice among young people were found to lead to some form of sexual intimacy. Young people’s priority towards sexual pleasure has often discouraged them from using condoms and other sexual and reproductive health services. This PhD suggests that there is a need to disseminate more information on the risk of sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, targeting young people. In order to effect real improvements in young people’s sexual health, more attention needs to be given to rigorous research and appropriate interventions. Being a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society, Nepal’s different cultures and ethnic groups have their own norms and values around sexuality. Hence, these findings may not be easily transferable to other population groups.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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