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The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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A Day in the Life of a Third Year Medical Student

July 15, 2017 – 7:15 AM |

I still remember the days when getting into a reputable medical school seemed to me a far-fetched dream only; passing A-level with flying colors, acing the aptitude test and building up the resolve to reach …

Doctor’s Perspective: Who is the Patient in Your Eyes?

May 5, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

This patient in the hospital lies here in bland robes, inside sterile, square walls — patient number 9. There is too much white here: white curtains, white beds, white vases, white hair, white phlegm, glassy white …

Differentials: How Are They Affected by Personal Biases?

April 11, 2017 – 10:26 PM |

The Hourglass:
Do but consider this small dust,
Here running in the glass
By atoms moved;
Could you believe that this
The body was
Of one that loved?
And in his mistress’ flame, playing like a fly,
Turned to cinders by her eye?
Yes; …

The Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

Turning Autumns to Spring: Writing Our Parts in the Book of Life

January 22, 2016 – 8:24 PM |

Even before I entered the delivery room I heard her scream. It was the first week of my internship. Though Dhaka Medical College Hospital, my workplace, is the biggest hospital in Bangladesh, it is always …

Doctors’ Feelings into Perspective : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

August 31, 2015 – 9:42 PM |

As the word “doctor” pops into our minds a combination of sentiments also springs up with it. Owing to everyone’s different experiences in life, some may feel resentful and some satisfied.

Eternity in an Hour: A Doctor’s Mélange of Musings

June 26, 2015 – 8:20 PM |

I was born to doctor parents, in a family that had a multitude of doctors. So ingrained was the profession in our roots, that a typical family outing would comprise a trip to the local …

Insight: How Obesity Compromises Reproductive Health in Women

December 7, 2014 – 4:41 PM |

Obesity results from excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards for age, sex and height. A BMI of >25 is overweight and >30 is obese. Though excessive calorie intake is important …

The Ground Realities of Government Hospital Setups

December 5, 2014 – 10:25 PM |

My practical venture, ideally the taste of reality began when I stepped out as a fresh graduate embarking on a journey to minus insult to injury, joining a government hospital as per PMDC requirements for …

Doctors in Dilemma: Leaving the Country for Greener Pastures

December 1, 2014 – 8:17 PM |

I was thinking of writing a blog on any disorder or medicine related topic, but recently one of our senior well known educationalist left the country and so I decided to write on current medical …

The Storybook Called “Hospital”: A Glimpse into How Life Unfolds

November 29, 2014 – 11:18 AM |

“Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Five years ago, around this time, I was with great, eager, flurry-some interest; scrambling to apply to as many institutions of …

Stigmas surrounding the Mental Health Profession

November 27, 2014 – 12:15 PM |

When you enter the field of psychology the foremost thing that you learn is that there is a huge stigma associated with Mental health and hence your profession. It’s quite easy for people to tease …

Unplucked Weeds: Perceptions about Medicine and Doctors in Pakistani Society

November 21, 2014 – 8:20 PM |

The struggle within the maze starts the very moment when you think of being a part of the medical world! Nothing seems more eventful than this ride alone. It teaches more than what a dozen …