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Teenage pregnancy refers to an adolescent girl becoming pregnant between the ages of 13 and 19 years, or before she becomes an adult. The point that matters here is — at what period are young …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Limitless – Just a Fantasy or a Real Possibility?

July 23, 2015 – 1:15 AM |

Ever watched Neil Burger’s Limitless? Most of you must have, and for those who haven’t, let me brief you about it. It’s about a guy who had a strange pill that increased his mind’s capabilities …

Schizophrenia: Myths Busted

July 22, 2015 – 9:57 PM |

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which affects the way a person thinks, acts and sees the world. They may hear things that do not exist except in their own mind, they talk in strange and …

Mental Health in Pakistan: Myths and Facts

June 17, 2014 – 4:59 PM |

Mental health is very important just like our physical health. For a healthy body a healthy mind is very important. Mental health provides us resilience i.e. ability to cope up with the stress of daily …