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.

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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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Meta Analysis
1. The Sexual Function of Iranian Pregnant Women: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Hora Ameri Ahmad; Masoumeh Rostami; Sahar Dalvand; Azam Rahmani; Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 126-133


  Contex: Sexual function during pregnancy affects martial satisfaction of couples and increases empathy in the completion of pregnancy and women’s self-confidence with reduction in fears. Studies on the sexual function of Iranian pregnant women have shown controversial results. The present study ...  Read More

Research Article
2. The Effect of Eight Weeks Aerobic Training and Omega3 Ingestion on the Levels of Adipsin and Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Women

Saleheh Ahmadzadeh; Mandana Gholami; Shahram Soheili; Farshad Ghazalian

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 134-141


  Background: Exercise training and omega-3 supplementation are believed to have a positive effect on obese and overweight people. We conducted the present study in order to investigate the effect of aerobic training and omega3 ingestion on the levels of Adipsin and insulin resistance in overweight and ...  Read More

Research Article
3. Home Delivery Practices among Pregnant Women in Southeast of Iran and Associated Factors after the Implementation of the Health Transformation Plan: a Case-control Study

Fariba Ramezani Siakhulake; Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei; Mehdi Mohammadi; Fateme Behmanesh Pour

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 142-151


  Background: Free-of-charge vaginal deliveries have been offered as part of the Health Transformation Plan (HTP) in Iran, but still a high proportion of deliveries are occurring at home. This study aimed to investigate the reasons for home deliveries after the implementation of HTP in southeast of Iran. ...  Read More

Research Article
4. Effect of Aquatic Exercises on Severity of Urinary Incontinence and Estrogen Level in Postmenopausal Women

Abbas Saremi; Karim Zohrevandian; Mohammad Parastesh; Samira Khaleghi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 152-160


  Background: Urinary incontinence (UI) is prevalent among women and seriously impairs the quality of life. Urinary incontinence is believed to be associated with a decrease in estrogen and estrogen regeneration improves these signs. We conducted the present study to assess the effects of aquatic exercise ...  Read More

Research Article
5. Exploring the Experience of Rural Women toward Community-Based Approaches Associated with Physical Activity, a Qualitative Study

Maryam Baradaran-Binazir; Ramak Zavvarkabeh; Fariba Heidari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 161-169


  Background: Women are less likely to meet the suggested levels of physical activity compared to men, particularly in the rural setting. For this reason, community-based interventions associated with physical activity were developed to improve physical activity in village women. We conducted the present ...  Read More

Research Article
6. Effect of Transactional Analysis Training on Communication Skills and Attribution Beliefs of Incompatible Women

Gooya Safinia; Hossein Ebrahimi Moghadam; Khadijeh Abolmaali

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 170-178


  Background: The recent problems of couples necessitate the greater focus of research in this field on relationships between couples. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of transactional analysis training on communication skills and attribution beliefs of incompatible women in Tehran, Iran. ...  Read More

Research Article
7. A Sociological Study of Social Factors Related to Girls’ Awareness and Attitude toward Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Shiraz

Halimeh Enayat; Majid Movahed Majd; Marzieh Fazeli

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 179-188


  Background: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases that could lead to cervical cancer. The current study aimed to assess the awareness of young girls about HPV and the relevant current sources of information about HPV. The present work also investigated ...  Read More

Case Report
8. Pregnancy Before Completion of Follow-Up in Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia: a Case Report

Marjaneh Farazestanian; Maliheh Hassanzadeh; Zohreh Yousefi; Fatemeh Homaee; Nafiseh Saghafi; Amir Hossein Jafarian; Parvaneh Layegh; Mansoureh Mottaghi; Laya Shirinzadeh; Leila Mousavi Seresht; Helena Azimi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , Summer 2021, Pages 189-194


  Introduction: Choriocarcinoma is a rare and malignant tumor, which may present during or following any type of pregnancy. This tumor often demonstrates rapid hematogenous spread to multiple organs and is associated with high levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and a good response to chemotherapy. ...  Read More

1. 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

2. 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

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


  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. 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

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


  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

Review Article
2. An Overview on the Psychological Impact of Endometriosis on Adolescent Girls’ Life

Fabiola Fedele

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 September 2021


  Context: Endometriosis is a chronic condition affecting 10% of women in their reproductive age worldwide. Endometriosis symptoms can seriously impact the quality of life and the mental health of women. Although it could be found in over 60% of adolescent girls and adolescents may suffer from advanced ...  Read More

Research Article
3. Effect of High-Intensity Interval Resistance Training on Appendicular Skeletal Muscle Mass Index Measured by Bioelectric Impedance Analysis in Sarcopenic Elderly Women

Zeinab Hooshmandi; Farhad Daryanoosh; Javad Nemati; Reza Jalli

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 September 2021


  Background: Aging is an inevitable physiological process leading to a progressive decrease in muscle mass and function, which is called sarcopenia. Correspondingly, this study aimed to investigate the effect of High-Intensity Interval Resistance Training (HIIRT) on certain sarcopenia-related factors ...  Read More

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