Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviour Among Men in Nepal: The Need for Male-Friendly Reproductive Health Policies and Services

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This monograph addresses the methodological problems related to measuring risky sexual behaviour and suggests an effective way to measure the prevalence of an issue largely undocumented in existing literature. After examining the impact of mass media, socio-demographics, and views of policy-makers, and both service providers and beneficiaries, this work demonstrates the value of embracing mixed research methods to produce quality research on challenging and sensitive topics.


“This powerful account can be used to good effect in carrying out further research on the issues globally. The Nepalese Experience is hence rendered both general and specific, and much more research cries to out to be done to take full advantage of what Govinda Dahal offers in this book.” – Prof. Theodore H. MacDonald, London Metropolitan University

“. . . Dr. Dahal raises several issues of theoretical and programmatic importance which have thus far received little attention.” – Dr. Yohannes Kinfu, World Health Organization

“. . . this book adds important knowledge to the study of men’s sexual and contraceptive behaviour for policy, service, media, and academic study of sexual and reproductive health in other contexts of the world.” – Prof. Monique Hennink, Emory University

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Foreword by Prof. Theodore H. MacDonald
1. Introduction
2. Risky Sexual Behaviour among Young Men in Nepal
3. Men’s Participation in Contraception: The Voice of Nepali Men
4. Gaps in Reproductive Health Policy and Services for Men in Nepal
5. Concluding Remarks
Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV
Appendix V

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