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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 Swinging See-saw of Roles: Addressing Gender Issues of Adolescents

February 15, 2017 – 3:08 PM |

The words ‘gender’ and ‘sex’ are often used interchangeably, but this self-created interchange of terms becomes troublesome for those who eventually bear circumstances pertaining to them in practical lives. In addition, many of us are confused …

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 …

Health Seeking Behaviour in Pakistan’s Women and the Role of Community Nursing

July 4, 2016 – 11:40 PM |

In Pakistan women’s health has been a withdrawn spectacle but nowadays the emerging trends are mounting health seeking behaviour as a crucial component of public healthcare in developing countries. Shaikh, Haran and Hatcher, (2008) evaluated …

Awaiting a Social Awakening: The Alarming Issue of Teenage Suicide

April 7, 2016 – 7:20 PM |

Along with all the other organs of the body, the human brain too undergoes many changes during the teenage. In the latest five years, specialists, using new progressions, have found that youth’s brains are far …

The Largely Ignored Third Gender: Issues Faced by Hermaphrodites in Pakistan

January 31, 2016 – 4:58 PM | One Comment

It is a fact that every person living in the world is considered a human no matter male or female, on the basis of which every person qualifies to enjoy all the human rights such …

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 …

Behavioral Therapy for Psychogeriatric Patients: The Role of Positive Reinforcement

January 21, 2016 – 10:03 PM |

It is a common prejudice that older people are very innocent and behave like children; perhaps, both are more or less the same with respect to their behavior and dependency. Moreover, it is considered as …

Matters of Note: Psychological Impact of Exposure to Social Violence on Children

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Nowadays violence is the major issue in our country which adversely affects each and every individual of the society including children, youth, adults and elderly people. Most of the time, people ignore the feelings of …

Violence against Women in Pakistan: Targeting the Roots of this Plight

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Violence against women is defined as “any act of gender based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, …

Holistic Medicine at a Glimpse: Appreciating Healthcare as a Whole

January 11, 2016 – 9:11 PM |

Our bodies and each system within should be treated as a whole, not as collection of its parts. The term ‘holism’ was coined by South African statesman, Jan Christian Smuts, in 1926. Holistic Medicine was …

Influencing Behavioral Change – A Challenge in Family Health Practice

January 8, 2016 – 9:37 PM | One Comment

Prevention is of great significance in improving health of families and communities at every level of health services (CDC, 2014). In this regard, “behavior change” is a necessary aspect to look into, because it has …

Violence against Healthcare in Pakistan: Social and Humanitarian Implications

January 5, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

The world health organization defines violence as ‘’ the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has …

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 …