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.

Meta Analysis
1. 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 , Spring 2021, Pages 63-71

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89924.1102

Abstract
  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

Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT)
2. Effects of an Eight-week Elastic Training and Foeniculum Vulgare Consumption on Premenstrual Syndrome in Adolescent Girls: a Randomised Clinical Trial

Maryam Kasraeian; Forouzan Esmaielzadeh; Giti Hozhabrian; Saeedeh Shadmehri; Nasibeh Kazemi

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 72-82

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.90805.1113

Abstract
  Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most prevalent adverse physical, behavioral, and psychological changes in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. It reduces fertility and quality of social life. The current study was conducted to evaluate the effects of an eight-week ...  Read More

Research Article
3. Acute Effect of High-intensity Interval and Traditional Resistance Training on Lipolysis Factors in Overweight Young Girls

Madineh Zarei; Parisa Foroozan; Maryam Koushkie Jahromi; Mohammad Hemmatinafar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 83-90

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89561.1098

Abstract
  Background: Efficient exercises for enhancing lipolysis could be implemented in the measures taken regarding obesity reduction and the related risk factors. The present study was conducted to compare the response of lipolysis inhibitory and excitatory hormones, including insulin, epinephrine, and glycerol, ...  Read More

Research Article
4. 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 , Spring 2021, Pages 91-97

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.90790.1112

Abstract
  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

Research Article
5. Breast Cancer Risk Perception and Screening Behaviors of Iranian Women

Razieh Zahedi; Maysam Rezapour; Hossein Molavi Vardanjani; Mohammad Reza Baneshi; Ali Akbar Haghdoost; Reza Malekpour Afshar; Farzaneh Zolala

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 98-106

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89925.1103

Abstract
  Background: Previous studies have shown that breast cancer (BC) risk perception could be a motivation for screening behaviors. This study was conducted to compare the level of BC risk perception of women aged between 30-40 and 41-60 years, and to determine the factors affecting screening behaviors and ...  Read More

Research Article
6. The Role of Dysfunctional Beliefs and Self-Sacrifice Motivation in Predicting Marital Adjustment of Married Women

Mehdi Yousefnia Pasha; Shohreh Ghorbanshiroudi; Alireza Homayouni

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 107-113

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89993.1105

Abstract
  Background: One of the most important issues in family psychology that has become more important with social change is marital adjustment. The present study was conducted to predict marital adjustment based on dysfunctional beliefs and self-sacrifice motivations. Methods: This study was a correlational ...  Read More

Research Article
7. The Association between Religiosity and Jurisprudential Information with Anxiety of Pregnant Mothers during Labor and Postpartum Pain

Sara Dokuhaki; Fatemeh Ghodrati

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 114-121

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89297.1094

Abstract
  Background: Anxiety disorders are usually common in the reproductive age in which mothers will have better control with spiritual-religious supports. The objective of the present study was to investigate the association between religiosity and jurisprudential information with anxiety of pregnant mothers ...  Read More

Case Report
8. Complete Uterine Septum with Duplicate Cervix, Longitudinal Vaginal Septum and Unilateral Vaginal Obstruction (Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome): A Case Report of a Mullerian Duct Anomaly

Leili Hafizi; Seyedeh Azam Pourhosaini; Seyedeh Sepideh Hosseini

Volume 8, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, Pages 122-125

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2021.89645.1101

Abstract
  Introduction:Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome (HWWs) is a rare variant of Mullerian duct anomalies. It is associated with a wide range of gynecological and obstetric complications, such as urinary incontinence, urinary retention, endometriosis, pelvic infection, pelvic pain and infertility. Case presentation: ...  Read More

1. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2019.45878

Abstract
  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

2. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.84215.1028

Abstract
  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

3. Effect of 8 Weeks of Functional Exercise on Soft Surfaces on Balance and Electromyographic Activity of Selected Muscles in Female Taekwondo Athletes

Fatemeh Fallahi Farrash; Rahman Sheikhhoseini; Farideh Babakhani

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 19-25

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85795.1047

Abstract
  Background: Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in taekwondo fighters. This study aimed to investigate the effect of eight-week functional training on soft surfaces on the balance and electromyographic activity of the muscles of female taekwondo fighters. Methods: In this randomized field ...  Read More

4. A Comparative Review of the Relationship between Fertility Rate and Gender Equality

Sedigheh Abdollahpour; Elaheh Mansouri; Talat Khadivzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 3-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85731.1046

Abstract
  Context: The decline in fertility rate is one of the most important social changes that has happened in human history. Given the paucity of research done in this regard, the present study aimed to review the relationship between gender equality indicators and fertility rate. Evidence Acquisition: Gender ...  Read More

5. The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on Depression and Coping Styles of Women Exposed to Marital Infidelity

Mehrnoosh Babolhavaeji; Elaheh Khoshnevis; Sahar Jafarzadeh Rastin

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 18-26

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2019.45985

Abstract
  Background: Betrayal and marital infidelity are a kind of disorder and illness in behavior, which, due to its adverse effects, causes various injuries and problems for each person. This study aimed to determine the effect of training, based on cognitivebehavioral group therapy (CBGT), on depression and ...  Read More

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