March 28, 2013

Bhutan seeks to curb sexual diseases among Buddhist monks

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Two monks chatting on the street in Bhutan's national capitol of Thumphu. RNS photo by Vishal Arora

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NEW DELHI (RNS) Health officials in the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan are making condoms available at all monastic schools in a bid to stem the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV among young monks who are supposed to be celibate.