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The JPMS International Writing Contest returned in December 2015 to join in the winter festivities and bid farewell to another glorious year for JPMS. In keeping with the previous years’ trends, we received a heartwarming response …

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Intimate Partner Violence: Filling Up The Cracks as Health Care Professionals

April 16, 2016 – 10:09 PM | One Comment
Intimate Partner Violence: Filling Up The Cracks as Health Care Professionals

All over the world, millions of women are suffering regardless of their age, race, religion, economic status and educational background as a consequence of one of the most common forms of violence—intimate partner violence.

In Focus: Depression in the Caregivers of Disabled Children

April 7, 2016 – 8:30 PM |

According to (Euro.who.int, 2015) “ Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration.” …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

Myths and Stigmas Regarding Mental Illnesses: Influencing a Social and Behavioral Shift

April 7, 2016 – 5:30 PM |

Mental health plays an important role in our life just the way physical health does. It develops resilience i.e. increased ability to cope with daily life changes. In addition, it provides emotional stability in order …

Male Reproductive Health Matters in Pakistan: A Sociocultural Perspective

April 6, 2016 – 9:20 PM |

Culture is said to be the backdrop to an individual’s development; and cultural beliefs and values are reflected in an individual’s behaviour. Unfortunately the pernicious nature of societal influence means that taboos and stereotypes are …

Use of Restraints in Psychiatric Patients: An Ethical Dilemma

April 6, 2016 – 9:09 PM |

In general terms, to restrain is to limit someone’s liberty. According to Gaten (2007), restraint in medical practice can be anything or any method which is use to restrict a client’s movement or to control …

Child Sexual Abuse in Pakistan – A Factual Analysis

April 6, 2016 – 8:34 PM |

Children are the assets of our society and how we bring them up determines the future of our country. It is the shared responsibility of the entire society to raise healthy children and in this …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

In Pursuit of Equity: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Women

February 10, 2016 – 10:24 PM |

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) include every individual’s right to decide for their sexual well-being and reproduction without any discrimination, violence, and compulsion. Moreover, SRHR ensure an individual’s ability to choose whether, when, …

The Largely Ignored Third Gender: Issues Faced by Hermaphrodites in Pakistan

January 31, 2016 – 4:58 PM |

It is a fact that every person living in the world is considered a human no matter male or female, on the basis of which every person qualifies to enjoy all the human rights such …

Dealing with Taboo Socio-cultural and Health Perspectives on Menstruation

January 22, 2016 – 8:54 PM |

As girls progress towards puberty, they experience physical, psychological and hormonal changes in the body. One of the physical changes is menarche. Menarche is the beginning of menstruation. Menstruation is the monthly discharge of blood …

Paraphilia: A Difficult Social, Psychosexual and Mental Health Challenge

January 20, 2016 – 9:14 PM | 2 Comments

Nowadays, we see in our society people whose sexual behavior have become deviant and unacceptable from societal perspective. This aberrant behavior makes people uncomfortable, who perceive it to be intentional. However in truth, some people …

Lifting the Shroud of Secrecy: Correlations of Sexual Perversion in Pakistani Society

January 19, 2016 – 9:48 PM | 4 Comments

“For God’s sake, protect me from these beasts.” These were the words of a brutally injured 15 year old girl, Zunaira, from Faisalabad, Pakistan who was gang-raped and pushed into sex work later for years …