Sexual Diversity in Bhutan

Authors

  • Sonam Wangdi Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Ugyen Tshering Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47811/JFKB2794

Abstract

This article attempts to describe sexual diversity among people in Bhutan. We investigate ways in which Bhutan addresses sexual diversity in sex education and the law. We also review existing data to assess health issues affecting sexually diverse populations in Bhutan. Although limited, the available evidence indicates a higher likelihood of committing suicide, abusing substances, and facing barriers to accessing health care services and programs. The review finds the need for more representative researches for
understanding sexually diverse people in Bhutan. The paper highlights the need for research with these populations with equal focus in ensuring active participation by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, inter sex & questioning (LGBTI&Q) community. The judiciary, education, and health system are crucial agencies that can facilitate and create accepting environments for the sexually diverse population in Bhutan.

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Published

2020-10-23

How to Cite

Wangdi, S., & Tshering, U. (2020). Sexual Diversity in Bhutan. Bhutan Health Journal, 3(1), 24-27. https://doi.org/10.47811/JFKB2794

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Review Article