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Nepalese Society, Sex and Reproductive Health Education

By Kanchan Gautam

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Like most children in Nepal I grew up learning certain things were never discussed. One of those being sex, more importantly sex/reproductive health and sexuality. I am sure many Nepalese can corroborate with me on how uncomfortable it is to watch a movie or a show with family members even when it involves an innocent kiss. Things even as simple as that are considered a big no-no and found to be “dirty.” Discussing how babies are made or what steps one should take in protecting themselves from STDs or unwanted pregnancies is never mentioned. Recently while talking to a younger relative of mine, I found it ironic that a society that is deeply influenced by Hinduism, a sexually liberated religion, somehow is culturally very repressed. Many teens and young adults have either no or very little knowledge about sex, reproduction and sexuality. Continue reading “Nepalese Society, Sex and Reproductive Health Education”

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Happy 1st Anniversary!

By Richa P

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It’s been a year since we started this blog. Wow, the year went by quickly. I am happy with how it’s going and how people are responding to it. It’s not easy to start something new, there are so many self doubts. I thought long and hard about starting this blog. I talked to my friends about it. I reached out to other bloggers and asked for their advice.

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The Power of Education

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Richa:

One of my bosses shared this short essay with me a few weeks ago. She didn’t know where she had read the essay but had kept it for many years.  I was really inspired by the essay, it is just so beautiful what a little of education can do not only to a person but also the community. I think it easy to take education for granted especially when you live in a country like the US, where basic education is accessible to all (I know this is not as simple as I stated but that’s another post). I looked up Chameli Waiba and found a few articles on her. She is one truly amazing person and I wanted to share her story.  You can read more about her here. Continue reading “The Power of Education”