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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 Study on Prostitution: Its Causes and Complications

February 17, 2017 – 4:35 PM |

Prostitution is defined as the industry in which a person provides sexual service to others in exchange for money (Goodlin, 2009), and the person who provides these sexual services and receives payment is hence known …

The Swinging See-saw of Roles: Addressing Gender Issues of Adolescents

February 15, 2017 – 3:08 PM |

The words ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are often used interchangeably, but this self-created interchange of terms becomes troublesome for those who eventually bear circumstances pertaining to them in practical lives. In addition, many of us are confused …

Rising Divorce Rates in Pakistan – Its Impact on the Individual and Society

January 26, 2017 – 9:33 PM | One Comment

Home is ideally a place where a person receives protection and psychological satisfaction. Everyone needs this love and sense of security; without it one’s daily life problems would seem burdens too big to bear. Marriage …

Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Early Marriage: Dealing an Irrevocable Blow to Children’s Physical and Psychosocial Well-being

December 31, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

According to World Health Organization, early marriage refers to a formal or informal marital union where either one or both partners are below the age of 18. It affects more girls than boys globally (UNICEF, …

Intimate Partner Violence during Pregnancy: An Issue Undermined in Pakistani Society

December 31, 2016 – 5:54 PM |

Pregnancy, a singularly life altering, and also trying period in a woman’s life, should be a time of great joy, but in most instances, that is not the case. A 38 year old woman belonging …

Psychological Impact of Work Place Harassment on the Nursing Community and Why We Must Firefight It

October 30, 2016 – 12:10 AM |

Harassment is defined as “any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other verbal or written communication or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or sexually demeaning attitudes, causing interference with work performance or …

Creating Support Systems for the Ill and Elderly: The Crucial Role of Family

October 26, 2016 – 12:20 AM |

During my clinical rotation at a senior citizen home in a local community in Karachi, I got a chance to meet and interview an 80 year old female patient. She had been admitted in the …

Of Shrunken Leaves and Bowed Down Trees: Loneliness and Depression in Old Age

October 26, 2016 – 12:06 AM | 2 Comments

“Do you know that a simple phone call will make them happy? A simple hello can make them smile? You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be …

Of Prey and Predator: Behind Closed Doors, Masks and Facades

October 22, 2016 – 6:15 PM |

Majority of the people have a valid reason regarding the goody-goody features of marriage but some marriages are just a disgrace in disguise. Rape itself is an upsetting word to listen. Imagine people going through …

Child Sexual Abuse: A Stinging Predicament

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

“There is no single universal or
uniform impact of sexual abuse”
-Anonymous

Child Molestation: Be the Voice and Break the Impasse

September 25, 2016 – 12:24 PM |

 
“They sexually abused me in front of secret cameras … they came back a week later and showed me the video, and said if I did not do what they wanted, they would show it …

A Closer Look at Disinhibited Behavior in Mental Illness

September 2, 2016 – 12:53 AM |

Disinhibited behavior is the failure to inhibit inappropriate responses to immediate situations (Spaulding, Sullivan & Poland, 2003). It includes acting without thinking about consequences, disrupting social norms, disrespecting others, oversharing personal information and hyper sexuality …