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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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The Distance between Doctors and Psychiatric Patients: A Subtle Form of Discrimination against the Mentally Ill?

July 20, 2017 – 9:11 PM |

If we consider the word “reject”, it means to not give someone the attention, love and care they want and expect. It also means to keep a distance and refuse to give sufficient care. Normally …

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 …

Three Per Hour: Exploring the Stark Realities of Maternal Mortality

June 19, 2016 – 4:15 AM |

In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals were drafted as eight international targets for the time-bound eradication of poverty in all its dimensions. Pakistan happens to be one of the unfortunate countries that have failed to achieve two …

Honor Killings in Pakistan: Sociocultural and Ethno-Legal Domains

November 21, 2015 – 1:36 PM |

A barbaric incident of honor killing was reported from Islamabad in Dawn (2012, March 12); a nineteen year old, four months pregnant girl, initially presumed to have committed suicide was confirmed by police investigation to have …

The PMDC Quota Rule: A Boon or a Bane for Pakistan’s Healthcare Future?

November 8, 2014 – 11:05 PM | 2 Comments

Medical journey for female students might get harder after PMDC passed the 50:50 quota of boys to girls ratio in all medical colleges of Pakistan. In the 138th session, PMDC approved this law which will be implemented in admission …

The Mentally Ill versus Society: A Cry for Help

September 24, 2013 – 10:33 PM |

“Man! The renal stones really hurt!”; “Ow.This pain will take away my life!” are some of the expressions that we often hear about the physical pain and suffering one goes through. Just like every exoteric …