Govinda Dahal has served as Director for the Centre for Nepal Studies UK and as Visiting Professor of the Department of Public Health, NIHS, Kathmandu. He earned his Ph.D. in Demography and Social Statistics from the University of Southampton. In addition to his work for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Dr. Dahal co-authored “Factors Associated with Sexual Activity and Risky Behaviour among Young Men in Nepal” in Enhancing Male Partnership in Sexual and Reproductive Health (National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health).
2008 0-7734-4982-5 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.