Review Article
1. Investigation of the Effectiveness of Some Complementary Medicine and Techniques Based on Religious Approach and Islamic Spirituality Therapy in Reducing Prenatal and Delivery Anxiety

Abed Ebrahimi; Fatemeh Ghodrati

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 1-10

  Objective: Maternal mental health is one of the most important indicators of pregnancy health. Anxiety and stress affect maternal and fetal outcomes. The present review was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of certain complementary medicine methods in reducing pregnancy anxiety. Evidence Acquisition: ...  Read More

Research Article
2. 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
3. Seroprevalence of Rubella and Herpes Simplex Virus in Women with Miscarriage and Stillbirth in Zakho City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq: A Cross- Sectional Study

Ibrahim A. Naqid; Shivan H. Yousif; Nawfal R. Hussein

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 18-22

  Background: In pregnant women, primary infection with rubella and herpes virus may lead to serious complications, including abortion, stillbirth, and severe birth defect. The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of rubella and herpes IgG and IgM antibodies in pregnant women. ...  Read More

Research Article
4. Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerves Stimulation (TENS) on Pain Intensity in Patients with Primary Dysmenorrhea among the Undergraduates of a Nigerian University: A Randomized Control Study

Ojo Adesola Ojoawo; Rosemary Aisosa Igbinidu; Odunayo Theresa Akinola; Faderera Adepoju; Taofeek Oluwole Awotidebe

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 23-30

  Background: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been reported to be effective in the management of primary dysmenorrhea, but it has associated side effects. The present study determined the influence of electrical stimulation on the pain intensity in female undergraduates with primary dysmenorrhea. ...  Read More

Research Article
5. Investigation of the Prevalence of Induced Abortions, Spontaneous Abortions, and Cases of Forensic Medicine Referrals Based on Demographic Characteristics

Sedighe Alipanahpour; Mahnaz Zarshenas; Marzieh Akbarzadeh

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 31-38

  Background: Induced and unhealthy abortions exist worldwide, especially in developing countries. Awareness of the prevalence of abortion in the community can be an indirect measure of maternal health status. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of induced (forensic medicine referrals ...  Read More

Research Article
6. Body Image and Health-Related Quality of Life of Nigerian Nulligravid, Pregnant, and Postpartum Women

Chidozie Mbada; Julitta Oseghale Ehinomen; Kikelomo Aboyowa Mbada; Olabisi Aderonke Akinwande; Adebanjo Babalola Adeyemi; Okechukwu Ernest Orji; Esther Kikelomo Afolabi; Moses Makinde; Adaobi Okonji

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 39-47

  Background: Pregnancy-related changes in women’s body shape and size predisposes to negative body image. However, the nexus between pregnancy-related body image and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is still controvertible. This study assessed the relationship between body image and HRQoL ...  Read More

Research Article
7. Sexual Function Profile in Couples Using Withdrawal and Intrauterine Device Methods: A Comparative Analysis

Hatice Yıldız; Safiye Ozkan

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 48-57

  Background: The sexual function of men and women is affected by many factors. One of these factors is the contraceptive method used. The aim of this study was to investigate the sexual function profile and male and female sexual function correlation in couples using intrauterine device (IUD) and withdrawal ...  Read More

Meeting Report
8. The 8th International Conference on Women’s Health; Women’s Mental Health

Najmeh Maharlouei; Hengameh Kasraei; Fatemeh Shaygani; Amir Reza Bahadori; Sharareh Khonyagar; Zahra Reyhani; Seyyed Shahrokh Mousavi; Maryam Kazemi; Kamran B. Lankarani

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, Pages 58-61

  Mental health is one of the most important of health components.Mental and behavioral diseases are major disease burdens. Women make up half of the world's population and raise the other half. While women are an integral part of societies, their diverse roles put them at a higher risk of psychological ...  Read More