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September 22, 2017 – 8:42 PM |

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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Teenage Pregnancy: Understanding the Risks and How to Control Them

July 20, 2017 – 10:33 PM |

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 …

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 …

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 …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

Teenage Pregnancies: An Issue Calling for Closer Attention

December 21, 2015 – 8:54 PM | 10 Comments

Teenage is the period of transition from childhood to adulthood that in girls aids in   physical, functional and psycho-social development to prepare for motherhood. According to WHO, teenage pregnancy is the conception of an unplanned …

Ascaris, Reproduction and Pakistan: Exploring the Links Within and Beyond

December 17, 2015 – 11:46 PM |

A study recently published in Science, one of the world’s leading research journals, states that infection with the roundworm known as Ascaris lumbricoides has the potential to enhance fertility in women. However, whereas roundworm infections …

Obesity: Insight into Problems with Reproduction and Beyond

August 30, 2014 – 11:05 PM |

Reproduction, the enigma and mystery of human race, bears the burden of increased weight like all other system but this is more significant for us as it directly has on adverse effect on the future generations. Obesity which …