Nuns and Monks Break the Silence on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Bhutan


Human Wrongs Watch

Thimphu, BHUTAN, 4 November 2019 (UNFPA)*  -– “There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn’t know what to do during those days… Now I do.” These candid reflections came from an unexpected source: a nun sitting cross-legged on the floor of an astrology college in the capital of Bhutan.

Bhutan

Population : 0.8 mil
Fertility rate
2
Maternal Mortality Ratio
148
Contraceptives prevalence rate
63
Population aged 10-24
27%
Youth secondary school enrollment
BOYS61%
GIRLS71%

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