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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 Entities of Psychologist and Psychiatrist: How Are They Different?

March 17, 2017 – 3:37 PM |

A psychologist and a psychiatrist are often confused as having the same designation. While both study the brain, emotions, feelings and thoughts, there is a distinct separation between the two fields of study. The primary …

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, …

Child Sexual Abuse – An Everlasting Trauma

August 10, 2016 – 9:35 PM | One Comment

Children are a gift to this globe and ought to be treated with consideration. They ought to be regarded, minded, protected, cared for and shielded. Unfortunately, this is not generally the situation. Thousands and millions …

Nursing Practice in Pakistan: Holding aloft Professional Ideals through Thick and Thin

August 1, 2016 – 5:44 PM |

There is quite a bit of literature that critiques the profession of Nursing as a discipline essentially tied up with many other fields of study. It is widely considered that nursing knowledge is borrowed from …

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 …

Teaching Strategies: Using Feedback to Promote Learning

July 11, 2014 – 10:33 PM |

The decision to take up education practicum was a long awaited dream. I always wanted to and thought myself in an educator’s role. May be that I got inbuilt skills and an itch to convey …

Reflections: Depression and Anxiety among Pakistani Medical Students

May 16, 2014 – 12:36 AM |

Depression is a mental disorder that presents with low mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feeling of guilt, low-self worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, poor coordination and tendency to suicide. The elevated rate …

Ruptured Uterus : A Complication of Injudicious Oxytocin Usage

April 25, 2014 – 4:45 PM |

The beginning of final year welcomed us with one of the toughest clinical rotation of gynecology with late night labour room duties. Though students generally dislike it yet, there are maximum opportunities of facing the …

Forbidding Books from across the Border: An Unfair and Useless Bias

December 14, 2013 – 8:14 PM | One Comment

I still remember the first time I heard that comment. It was six years ago, at the start of medical school for me. I had just bought books of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry from the …

Quackery: A Social Evil and a Doctor’s Nemesis

November 26, 2013 – 7:16 PM |

Tubercular meningitis, a chronic form of meningitis, is a commonly occurring condition in India, occurring in almost 29.02% of all tuberculosis cases [1]. Prevalence of tuberculosis in children of 0-4 years of age stands at …

Empowering Women At Work: Refuting Societal Norms

November 2, 2013 – 7:14 PM |

A woman has been beautifully described by Eleanor Roosevelt in her saying , “A woman is like a tea bag, you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” Likewise, a woman …

Rare Diseases: Are We Prepared to Deal with the Challenges?

September 27, 2013 – 10:27 PM |

A panel of senior and renowned doctors, seated in the conference room of a tertiary care hospital were amazed at a case that had tested their knowledge, skills and experience, leaving them clueless even after …

Alleviating Psychiatric Illness – The Integral Role of Family

September 13, 2013 – 11:37 PM |

During our clinical rotation to psychiatric department at Civil Hospital, Pakistan, I had a 28 years old patient who was tentatively diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and was accompanied by his father who was there with …