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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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The Importance of Sex Education — Keeping Our Kids Safe!

August 23, 2017 – 10:16 AM |

Every single thought in this world has its own pros and cons. My claim to this world is: as long as any word or topic is considered taboo, the weight of its cons will be …

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 …

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 …

Paraphilia: A Difficult Social, Psychosexual and Mental Health Challenge

January 20, 2016 – 9:14 PM | 2 Comments

Nowadays, we see in our society people whose sexual behavior have become deviant and unacceptable from societal perspective. This aberrant behavior makes people uncomfortable, who perceive it to be intentional. However in truth, some people …

Lifting the Shroud of Secrecy: Correlations of Sexual Perversion in Pakistani Society

January 19, 2016 – 9:48 PM | 4 Comments

“For God’s sake, protect me from these beasts.” These were the words of a brutally injured 15 year old girl, Zunaira, from Faisalabad, Pakistan who was gang-raped and pushed into sex work later for years …

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 …