Women’s Health Bulletin (WHB) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal, the aim of which is to provide a scientific medium of communication for researchers throughout the globe.

It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field. Manuscripts are publishable in the form of original article, review article, case report, letter to the editor, etc.

The journal considers articles on all aspects of the health and health care of adolescent girls and women, with a particular focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders and diseases related to them, as well as related genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical reports, and controlled trials.



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Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT)
Comparison of the Effects of Foot Trigger Reflexology with Aromatherapy on Anxiety, Pain, and Outcomes of Pregnancy in Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Peymaneh Shokrollahi; Farzaneh Farahi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 191-199


  Background: Reducing labor pain is known to be a challenging topic in modern midwifery. To reduce this pain, complementary medicine methods have attracted a great deal of attention. The present study aimed to compare the effect of reflexology of sole with non-aromatic oil (Olive) and aromatic oil (Lavender) ...  Read More

Research Article
Implications of COVID-19 Induced Anxiety of Pregnant Women on Neonatal Health

Najmeh Maharlouei; Mohammadamin Sadeghdoust; Niloufar Salemi; Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 200-206


  Background: Anxiety disorders during pregnancy can lead to adverse neonatal outcomes in different ways. This research aimed to investigate the association between anxiety levels in pregnant women and neonatal health outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic.Methods: This was a prospective cohort study in which ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Association between Gender and Age Distribution with Severity of COVID-19: A Single-Center Study from Southern Iran

Zeinab Karimi; Fatemeh Masjedi; Aida Doostkam; Jamshid Roozbeh; Leila Malekmakan

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 207-215


  Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a highly contagious disease, which led to a pandemic health emergency. However, age distribution and sex, regarding factors affecting the severity of COVID-19, are controversial. Therefore, this study is designed to investigate ...  Read More

Research Article
External Shame and Self-Criticism in Married Women: the Mediating Role of Cognitive Fusion and Experiential Avoidance

Mohamad Reza Farshad; Sayed Abdolvahab Samavi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 216-223


  Background: Self-criticism is one of the psychological impairments with inappropriate consequences for all members of a family, especially women. It is affected by various factors. The present study aimed to assess the mediating role of cognitive fusion and experiential avoidance in the correlation between ...  Read More

Research Article
Correlation of Stress Coping Strategies and Social Compromise with Empowerment through Cognitive Emotion Regulation Mediation in Head-of-Household Women

Maryam Behroz; Fatemeh Sadat Marashian; Marjan Alizadeh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 224-233


  Background: Social compromise is one of the principal components of mental health in head-of-household women. Empowerment and promotion of cognitive emotion regulation are critical in social compromise. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between stress coping strategies and social ...  Read More

Research Article
Study of the Severity of Primary Dysmenorrhea and its Associated Characteristics among University Students

Salimeh Nezamivand Chegini; Parvin Abedi; Masoumeh Yaralizadeh; Saeed Ghanbari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 234-242


  Background: Primary dysmenorrhea is one of the most prevalent issues in women’s health care, which affects half of the population in the reproductive age. The present research aimed to evaluate the severity of primary dysmenorrhea and its associated characteristics among the university students ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigation the Association of Internet Addiction with Mental Health and Physical Activity in Teenage Girls: The Mediating Role of Parental Attitude

Tayebeh Baniasadi; Sheida Ranjbari; Ali Abedini; Amir Dana; Saeed Ghorbani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 243-250


  Background: Internet addiction is nowadays believed to be the most prevalent harm that currently affects families, especially teenagers and young adults. In the current research, we aimed to further delve into it by examining the association of Internet addiction with mental health and physical activity ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Relationship among the Quality of Married Life, Internet Addiction, and Mindfulness in Women with Breast Cancer: The Mediating Role of Sexual Satisfaction

Shahin Tabarzan; Farzaneh Hooman; Saeed Bakhtiarpour

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, Pages 251-258


  Background: Cyberspace has attracted sizeable audience thanks to its broad range of topics, diverse content, and audio and visual attractions. However, Internet addiction is believed to be a salient phenomenon as the consequence of improper use of cyberspace, which leads to mental and personality-related ...  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

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

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

Effectiveness of Positive Thinking Training on Self-Assertiveness of Teenage Girls

Farideh Hamidi; Mahtab Otaghi; Fatima M.Paz

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 11-17


  Background: Self-assertiveness is the ability to stand up for one’s rights and express one’s thoughts, feelings, and beliefs in an appropriate and direct manner. Adolescence is an important time to establish the social position of individuals. This study aimed to investigate the effect of ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Prevalence and Severity of Menopausal Symptoms and Quality of Life in Peri-menopausal and Post-menopausal Palestinian Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

Khadija Kahlout; Aymen Elsous; Aseel Alshorafa; Mariam Ghazal; Rima Yaghi; Ezat Askari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 October 2022


  Background: Menopause is accompanied with symptoms that could be bothersome to the point that quality of life can be affected. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence and severity of menopausal symptoms and quality of life among women in their peri- and post-menopausal phase.Methods: This quantitative ...  Read More

Research Article
Comparing the Effects of Psychodrama with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Psychological Well-being of Women with Marital Conflicts

Mahin Tahvilian; Elham Foroozandeh; Seyed Mostafa Banitaba

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2023


  Background: Marital conflicts can exacerbate anxiety, depression, and stress in couples and adversely affect their psychological well-being. The present study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of psychodrama and cognitive-behavioral therapy on the psychological well-being of women with marital conflicts. Methods: ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigating the Tempo Effect on Completed Fertility: The Effect of Age at First Cohabitation or Birth on Completed Fertility in Malawi, Africa

James Forty

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 January 2023


  Background: Population growth is considered a problem in Malawi, Africa and fertility is reportedly a key factor in the growth of this population. The subject of studies on fertility-related factors has been period fertility rather than lifetime fertility. However, period fertility is reported to be ...  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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