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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 | 3 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 …

Matters of Note: Psychological Impact of Exposure to Social Violence on Children

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Nowadays violence is the major issue in our country which adversely affects each and every individual of the society including children, youth, adults and elderly people. Most of the time, people ignore the feelings of …

Violence against Women in Pakistan: Targeting the Roots of this Plight

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Violence against women is defined as “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, …

In Focus: Impact of Corporal Punishments on a Child’s Personality Development

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

Hadi (2014) describes corporal punishment (CP) as the physical force applied on children by parents, guardians, teachers to control and discipline the child. CP includes methods such as hitting, slapping, pinching, by  using items such …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

The Principle of Respect and Ethics: A Pillar of Psychiatric Nursing

January 11, 2016 – 8:37 PM | One Comment

The nursing profession works on a set of ethical guidelines in order to maintain a standard of holistic care for patients. Similarly, in psychiatric settings, as patients cannot fully express their own rights and decisions …

Down Syndrome: Genetically Enhanced with the 21st Chromosome with More Special Gifts than Needs

January 8, 2016 – 11:36 PM |

Medical ailments may be genetic, acquired, or a combination of both. Generally when we think about people with learning disability, our first thought is of physical or psychological disability. But in fact the domain of …

Awakening from Oblivion through Introspection – The First Step to Self-Realization

January 8, 2016 – 11:33 PM |

‘I and the public know,
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done,
Do evil in return.’
– W. H. Auden

Organ Donation – Your Tryst with Immortality

January 8, 2016 – 9:20 PM |

“A single human body can save up to 8 lives”.
I was first introduced to the concept of organ donation during the first year of medical school. Our anatomy professor very ardently spoke about the growing …