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Preventing Postpartum Depression: The Need for Awareness

June 8, 2013 – 11:58 PM |

Soon after giving birth to her first baby boy, Fatima (which is not her real name), suddenly becomes downcast. She is wracked with guilt because she can’t adore or show affection to her son. She …

Pedophilia: Biology to Blame?

May 16, 2013 – 2:32 AM |

A girl comes to a supermarket along with her mother to buy groceries. After a while, she gets lost. A middle-aged man is also shopping there. The girl catches sight of him and he approaches …

Depression – Is it All in the Head?

March 16, 2013 – 11:49 PM |

Friday afternoon surgery; fed up, hungry and desperate to get home for the weekend, the patience of the primary care physician (General Practitioner, GP) is put to the test. This particular Friday afternoon, my supervisor’s …

How Policy Shapes Practice and Choice

January 14, 2013 – 2:29 PM |

The patient is a 45-year old man. When I enter the room with the resident, he is sitting on the edge of the exam table, wearing a poorly-constructed hospital gown. When I introduce myself, he …

Men – Victims of Violence?

January 12, 2013 – 2:00 PM | 2 Comments

It is widely agreed that a pleasant way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon in the great city of Karachi is to devote the time to the gratifying task of browsing through a book store …

Gender Issues as it Relates to Achieving the Millennium Developmental Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria

November 5, 2012 – 3:15 PM |

Inequality is a widely recognized issue that is in practical sense a very difficult issue to fully address in some aspects of human life. Despite the increase in and focus on gender equality in education, …

Social Taboos Risking Innocent Lives

July 26, 2012 – 12:56 AM | One Comment

Sshhh… Don’t Talk About it… Just Don’t!! Most of us have been listening to this phrase from our elders in the daily life affairs which apparently mean we ‘must not’ discuss ‘certain matters’ with anybody. In …