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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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Determinants Associated With Unmet Need for Family Planning in Pakistan

September 22, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

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 …

What’s in a Cigarette? The Personal, Social and Environmental Cost of Cigarette Smoking Today

September 16, 2017 – 10:28 PM |

“Smoking is injurious to health!” – a statement we are all familiar with. However, individuals who continue to smoke in spite of this awareness, do so for one reason or another. According to World Health …

The Importance of Sex Education — Keeping Our Kids Safe!

August 23, 2017 – 10:16 AM |

Every single thought in this world has its own pros and cons. My claim to this world is: as long as any word or topic is considered taboo, the weight of its cons will be …

Tackling the Dark Side of Social Networking – Can We Put an End to Cyberbullying?

August 23, 2017 – 9:04 AM |

Our world today features marvels of science that make life simpler for us, and carry out various tasks in the blink of an eye. What is science? Is it the right way forward? Or is …

No Honor in Killing – Standing up to Violence against Women in Pakistan

July 30, 2017 – 1:03 PM |

A society is said to be ideal when men and women have equal rights. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, we are living in a society where the rights of women are violated every day. If we take …

Teenage Pregnancy: Understanding the Risks and How to Control Them

July 20, 2017 – 10:33 PM |

Teenage pregnancy refers to an adolescent girl becoming pregnant between the ages of 13 and 19 years, or before she becomes an adult. The point that matters here is — at what period are young …

Mental Health and Eating Disorders: An Insight into a Complex Issue

April 9, 2017 – 7:04 PM |

Simone de Beauvoir, the French author and philosopher, once said: “To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself,” (“Quotes About Eating Disorders (155 quotes)”, 2016), which is now applicable to people …

Child Abuse – A Painful Reality behind Closed Doors

March 27, 2017 – 9:45 AM |

“Children are similar to wet cement. Whatsoever falls on them makes an impression.” – Dr Hiam Gannot
 
Childhood is the most significant phase of a person’s life. It is the stage where a child can freely engage …

Beware the Betel Nut Addiction: A Case of Hepatitis C

March 12, 2017 – 5:09 PM |

His skin reminded me of the sooty wax on car engines. At another place, at another time, I might have eyed him suspiciously and clutched my purse more tightly. After all, there were all these …

The Danger of Unsafe Abortions: Their Causes and Complications

March 10, 2017 – 5:59 PM |

An unsafe abortion refers to an unhygienic or unhealthy abortion, performed by an unskilled or untrained birth attendant and involving inappropriate methods. According to World Health Organization (WHO) (2011), “An unsafe abortion is a procedure …

Impact of Societal Stigma on the Mentally Ailing

March 9, 2017 – 4:50 PM |

Stigma is a set of labels imposed by society on an individual and can lead to their isolation because of avoidance of social situations and fear of rejection. Patients with mental illness have always faced …

Stigmatization of Substance Abuse: The Story After Rehabilitation

February 23, 2017 – 6:12 PM |

To begin this article, I would like to bring your attention to an organization I visited as part of my clinical objective—AAS, the Alleviate Addiction Suffering trust. AAS is a nonprofit organization that serves to …

Food Safety, from Farm to Fork: Are We Being Careful Enough?

February 18, 2017 – 2:38 PM |

Food is not only a basic need for human survival, but also an unparalleled source of pleasure for many people in the world. Hence, a dilemma is presented when this very means to sustain life …