For China’s Disabled People, Sex is Still Taboo


BEIJING — A spinal tumor paralyzed Nie Shujie’s legs when she was little. Growing up, she never considered intimacy possible. Nie was ashamed of her own body and wouldn’t let herself think about sex. She was never rejected, but she also never gave anyone a chance. “I wasn’t sure whether I could or should have sex,” she says from her wheelchair. At an event for … Continue reading For China’s Disabled People, Sex is Still Taboo

Half of Chinese LGBT Face Discrimination in Hospitals, Says NGO


Fear of discrimination is a major concern for LGBT people in China when they have to access health care, with 61 percent of respondents in a new study on the status of LGBT health in China reporting that they are afraid of being treated differently by doctors because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Released from Beijing on Monday, the report showed that 46 … Continue reading Half of Chinese LGBT Face Discrimination in Hospitals, Says NGO