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.

Review Article
1. 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 1-8

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

Research Article
2. Is Unplanned Pregnancy more expected in Food Insecure Households? A Cross-sectional Study among Iranian Mothers

Elham Hojaji; Rosa Zavoshy; Mostafa Noroozi; Neda Ezzeddin

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 9-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85400.1040

Abstract
  Background: In developing countries, food insecurity is a serious problem associated with unplanned pregnancy. Very few studies have assessed the relationship between unplanned pregnancy and food insecurity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine this relationship in order to specify food ...  Read More

Research Article
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 17-23

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

Research Article
4. 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 24-30

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

Research Article
5. Effectiveness of Family Empowerment Therapy Based on Self-Compassion on Self-Care and Glycosylated Hemoglobin in Female Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

soheila Rahmani; Mohsen Mansoobifar; Mohammad Reza Sirifi; Hasan Ashayeri; Hamed Bermas

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 31-40

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85543.1043

Abstract
  Background: Diabetes can be successfully controlled by metabolic, psychological, social, and interpersonal factors. The present study aimed to determine the effectiveness of family empowerment therapy based on self-compassion on self-care and glycosylated hemoglobin in female patients with type 2 diabetes ...  Read More

Research Article
6. Comparison of the Quality of Life and Its Dimensions in Men and Women with HIV / AIDS in the High-Risk Behaviors Center of Shiraz

setareh derakhshanpour; zahra yazdanpanahi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, Pages 41-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.86027.1053

Abstract
  Background: In recent years, for the purpose of proper planning, the quality of life has been considered by researchers and clinical experts as one of the most important outcomes of chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality of life and its dimensions in women and men with Human ...  Read More

1. Role of Female Students’ Self-Regulation in Predicting Moral Identity: A Structural Equation Modeling Study

Roya Abbasi-Asl; Soheila Hashemi; Mahdi Khabbazi Kenari; Fereshteh Baezzat

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.91866

Abstract
  Background: Considering the significance of morality and the need to understand its determinants, as well as the growing tendency toward dealing with psychological variables as latent variables as they are in the real world, it is not surprising that in the moral psychology area, classical statistical ...  Read More

2. 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

3. 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

4. Is Unplanned Pregnancy more expected in Food Insecure Households? A Cross-sectional Study among Iranian Mothers

Elham Hojaji; Rosa Zavoshy; Mostafa Noroozi; Neda Ezzeddin

Volume 7, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 9-16

http://dx.doi.org/10.30476/whb.2020.85400.1040

Abstract
  Background: In developing countries, food insecurity is a serious problem associated with unplanned pregnancy. Very few studies have assessed the relationship between unplanned pregnancy and food insecurity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine this relationship in order to specify food ...  Read More

5. 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 17-23

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

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