Women’s Health Bulletin (WHB) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, published by Health Policy Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. The journal considers articles on all aspects of the health and wellbeing of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the physical, mental, and emotional health of women. The journal welcomes submissions on women's public health issues, health behaviors, breast cancer, gynecological diseases, mental health and health promotion. WHB publishes Review Articles, Research articles, Short Communications, Editorials, Commentaries, and Letters to the Editor.

Moreover, all submissions to the WHB undergo a fair, supportive and double anonymized peer review process. We follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, issued by International Committee for Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), as well as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for editors.


To facilitate a speedy turn-around when a rapid decision is required, Women's Health Bulletin offers a review model in which selected peer reviewers may be paid to deliver high-quality and speedy peer-review reports. This is optional - if you do not wish to pay for a fast-track peer review process, just submit your paper normally as described before in the instruction for authors. If you opt for fast track review, you are guaranteed: a rapid editorial decision and peer-review comments within 10 working days after submission and payment of the fee.

Review will no guarantee a manuscript to be accepted but it makes the judging process faster than the routine review process.

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Research Article
Knowledge and Awareness of Genital Warts among Female College Students in Iran and Its Role in Vaccination

Fatemeh Abak; Maryam Rabiee; Zahra Jouhari

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 1-10


  Background: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is capable of infecting individuals engaging in sexual activity at some points in their lives. As general vaccination of children and adolescents is not a standard practice in Iran, this study aimed to assess the awareness of Iranian female college students regarding ...  Read More

Research Article
Correlation between Physical Activity and Depression, Perceived Health, Physical Function, and Quality of Life in Older Women with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Shaghayegh Hashemi Motlagh; Zahra Alam; Amir Dana; Sima Mokari Saei

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 11-19


  Background: While the beneficial effects of PA on the mental and physical well-being of elderly individuals are recognized, there has been little focus on its effects on older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Therefore, the objective of this investigation was to examine the correlations between ...  Read More

Research Article
The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Primary Infertility in Iranian Women

Abbas Saremi; Rahmatollah Moradzadeh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 20-28


  Background: Inadequate lifestyle choices, such as insufficient physical activity, may be linked to adverse fertility outcomes. Given the profound influence of lifestyle on women’s reproductive health, this study was undertaken to compare the levels of physical activity and body composition among ...  Read More

Research Article
Associations between Mindfulness, Social Anxiety, Depression, Self-efficacy, and Physical Activity Participation among Obese Teenage Girls

Ali Khanzad; Sheida Ranjbari; Amir Dana; Shaghayegh Hashemi Motlagh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 29-37


  Background: The relationship between mindfulness and the repercussions of obesity, particularly in girls, has received limited attention. Consequently, the current research aimed to explore the correlation between mindfulness and social anxiety, depression, self-efficacy, and physical activity (PA) participation ...  Read More

Research Article
Effects of Life Scripts in Transactional Analysis Theory on Marriage Readiness among Female University Students: A Qualitative Study

Fahimeh Rahmati; Seyed Esmaeil Mosavi; Zahra Yousefi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 38-46


  Background: Numerous young women struggle to envision a fulfilling and intimate marriage due to encountering significant challenges during their childhood and/or experiencing multiple unsuccessful relationships in adulthood. This study investigated the influence of life scripts, as defined by transactional ...  Read More

Research Article
The Impact of Eight Weeks of Corrective Exercises on Postural Parameters, Range of Motion, and Shoulder Joint Pain in Women with Frozen Shoulder and Upper Cross Syndrome

Ghazaleh Jamali Kohneh Shahri; Ebrahim Mohammad Ali Nasab Firouzjah

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 47-56


  Background: Incorrect posture contributes to a frozen shoulder; this study explored the effects of eight weeks of corrective exercises on postural parameters, range of motion, and shoulder joint pain in women with frozen shoulder and upper cross syndrome.Methods: A quasi-experimental study with a pre-test-post-test ...  Read More

Research Article
Association between Thyroid Hormones and the Risk Level of Screening Tests in the First Trimester of Pregnancy in Hypothyroid Women

Negin Rezavand; Somayeh Darvishi; Maryam Hematti; Mansour Rezaei; Houshang Nemati; Seyed Mohammad Saleh Seyedzadeh; Alireza Kamravamanesh; Saydeh Saba Seyedzadeh; Mastaneh Kamravamanesh

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 57-63


  Background: Endocrine disorders, such as hypothyroidism, can impact fetal growth and development. The significance and necessity of fetal screening before birth are critical for the prevention of congenital disabilities. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between thyroid hormones, specifically ...  Read More

Research Article
An Assessment of the Correlations between Marital Adjustment and Marital Satisfaction based on Light Triad Traits and Quality of Life in Women

Abdullah Azhdari; Eghbal Zarei; Kourosh Mohammadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2024, Pages 64-74


  Background: Light triad traits play a significant role in predicting one’s mental well-being and can greatly influence interpersonal relationships and overall happiness. This study aimed to assess the correlation between marital adjustment, marital satisfaction and quality of life in alignment ...  Read More

Sexual Satisfaction Studies in Iran, A Systematic Review

Sara Noruzi; Masoomeh Maarefvand; Hamidreza Khankeh; Mostafa Eghlima

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 1-7


  Objective: The purpose of this study was to review the sources and studies on couple’s sexual satisfaction and the related factors. Evidence Acquisition: A systematic review was used in this study. The literature was searched in the following Iranian electronic databases: Google scholar, Iran Medex, ...  Read More

Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls: A Qualitative Study

Mohammad Ali Morowati Sharifabad; Fatemeh Baghernezhad Hesary; Mohammadreza Miri; Reza Dastjerdi; Golam Reza Sharifzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 26-32


  Background: Adolescence is a critical period of life for all people. Self-esteem is also a basic human need that affects one’s growth, development, and identity. This study aimed to explain 12-14 year-old female adolescents’ experiences regarding selfesteem. Methods: In this qualitative content-analysis ...  Read More

Prevalence and Pattern of Infertility in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Study

Najmeh Maharlouei; Bahar Morshed Behbahani; Leila Doryanizadeh; Maryam Kazemi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 63-71


  Context: Infertility is a complex reproductive issue worldwide. Knowledge about the prevalence of any health problems like infertility is the first step towards policymaking in order to make effective decisions. Methods: An electronic systematic review was conducted in 2019 through search in PubMed, ...  Read More

The Effect of 12-Week Corrective Exercises on the Postural Angles of Beautician Females with Upper Crossed Syndrome: a Clinical Trial Study

Hashem Piri; Maryam Hajian; Seyyed Hossein Mirkarimpour; Rahman Sheikhhoseini; Mohammad Rahimi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 91-97


  Background: Upper crossed syndrome (UCS) is believed to be a prevalent deformity among female beauticians. This study designed to investigate the effect of 12 weeks of corrective exercises on the postural angles, namely, forward shoulder, forward head, and kyphosis of female beauticians with UCS. Methods: ...  Read More

Comparison of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR): Reducing Anxiety Symptoms

Fatemeh Abbasi; Kajal Shariati; Fakhri Tajikzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 4 , October 2018, , Pages 1-5


  Background: Social anxiety is a clinical pattern of self-protection social behaviors that coincides with severe anxiety regarding negative reactions such as critique, being ridiculed, miss-communication, or miss-behaviors against others. Objectives: This research investigated the effect of cognitive ...  Read More

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, MD

Najmeh Maharlouei,MD

Managing Editor:
Neda Defaee Rad, MSc,MA

Frequency: Quarterly

Print ISSN: 2345-5136

Online ISSN: 2382-9990

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