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.



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.

Fast Track Fee: 1,500,000 Rials

For more information regarding fast track fee, please refer to this link.

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

Fabiola Fedele

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 195-199


  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
2. The Role of Mindfulness and Social Competence in Predicting Girls’ Problem Solving Mediated by Cognitive Flexibility: A Causal Model

Aida Fathi; Afsaneh Sobhi; Masoud Hejazi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 200-210


  Background: Examining the evolutionary process in life span indicates that adolescence is known as one of the most vulnerable stages of life, during which the prevalence and occurrence of emotional problems increases significantly. The present study was conducted to determine the causal relationships ...  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

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 211-219


  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

Research Article
4. The Effect of Integrating Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Therapy on Lifestyle of Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Habibeh Mohammadi; Javad Khalatbari; Khadijeh Abolmaali

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 220-227


  Background: Psychological distresses and stresses are believed to significantly increase the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In contrast, healthy lifestyle plays an effective role in the prevention and treatment of IBS. The present article investigated the effect of integrating cognitive-behavioral ...  Read More

Research Article
5. Predictive Power Evaluation of the Theory of Planned Behavior on Pregnant Women’s Intention to Neonatal Care

Azamalsadat Navabi; Mohsen Shamsi; Mahboobeh Khorsandi; Maryam Zamanian

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 228-237


  Background: Considering the fact that neonatal are the most susceptible group against different kinds of disease, the present study aimed to evaluate the predictive power of the theory of planned behavior on the intention of pregnant women to neonatal care. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 100 ...  Read More

Research Article
6. High and Moderate Intensity Aerobic Training Effects on Galectin-3, Pentraxin-3, and Several Inflammatory Mediators Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Women, a Randomized Clinical Trial

Masoumeh Gholaman; Mandana Gholami; Mohammad Ali Azarbayjani; Hossein Abed Natanzi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 238-246


  Background: Galectin-3 and pentraxin-3 are recognized as cardiovascular risk factors, levels of which change in the pathological conditions, including type 2 diabetes. The aim of present research was to investigate the high and moderate intensity aerobic training effects on galectin-3, pentraxin-3, and ...  Read More

Research Article
7. The Role of Academic Experience, Critical Thinking and Cognitive Flexibility in Predicting the Wisdom of Female Postgraduate Students of University of Tehran

Hossein Kavianfar; Fereshteh Baezzat; Soheila Hashemi; Habibollah Naderi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, Pages 247-252


  Background: Wisdom is considered as a concept based on cognition, deep understanding and insight, reflective thinking and also a combination of considering individual interests in interaction with the interests of others. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the role of academic experiences, ...  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. 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

4. 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

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

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