Shahla Kazemipour's research while affiliated with Institute For Trade Studies and Research, Iran and other places

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The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of caesarean section in the Islamic Republic of Iran in different provinces and to compare the sociodemographic characteristics of married women with and without caesarean section. Data were analysed from the Iranian Demographic and Health Survey of a representative sample of married women (n...
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By 1979 50 years of uneven development and modernization by governments prior to the Islamic Revolution had left rural parts of the Islamic Republic of Iran with extremely low economic and health status. This paper reports on the impact of the rural health development programme implemented as an effective and inexpensive way to improve the heath of...
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Since its revival in 1989, the reproductive health and family planning program of Iran has made great strides in raising the contraceptive prevalence rate and reducing fertility. The majority of couples are using modern methods promoted and provided by the national program, although a sizable proportion of couples continue to depend on the traditio...
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English Since its establishment in 1989, the family planning program of Iran hastaken great strides in raising contraceptive prevalence rate and reducingfertility. The most recent national survey conducted in 2000 indicateda contraceptive prevalence rate of 74and a TFR of 2.0 for the country aswhole. This paper reviews the latest data on the exten...
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We examined factual data on education and work participation of women and attitudinal data on education and nonfamilial role intentions of Iranian female high school students from four ethnically and culturally diverse communities in Iran. These adolescents had been exposed throughout their lives to government policies and legal changes aimed at as...

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... The behvarzan in the rural health house, as well as in the urban health house, are an important component of the HIS that was developed to collect detailed information on the community and the population served by the PHC Network and to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of its interventions. [38] The main instrument for data registration and collection in rural areas is vital horoscope. This instrument is a data source used by community health workers (Behvarz). ...
... They also began to emphasize their right to engage in other activities such as higher education and the pursuit of a career. Such perceptions are, in Iran as, throughout much of the world, indications of the strive towards individualism, autonomy, and self-actualization [22]. To conclude about this cultural and value change as: "….these days everybody wants to find her or his own way. ...
... Rising CB around the world has driven public health practitioners to address the determinants of this increase. Until now, the major determinants of the rise in CB were assumed to be related to multiple factors ranging from certain obstetric risks such as dystocia, fetal distress, breech births, post-term pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, and hypertensive disorder 14,15 ; sociodemographic factors such as higher maternal age, higher birth order, urban residence, higher socioeconomic status (SES) 16,17 ; psychological factors such as fear related to prolonged labor and vaginal delivery pain 18 ; and factors related to physicians' decisions and patient demand. 19 There is also increasing evidence that maternal somatic phenotype, such as maternal short stature 20,21 and maternal overweight/obesity 22,23 have been independently associated with an increased risk of CB. ...
... Fear of side effects and adverse health consequences from modern contraceptives, as well as preference for a natural, convenient, and free method are often cited 4,[9][10][11][12][13] . Other researchers highlight cultural norms including interpretation of withdrawal as a mark of discipline and self-control in certain communities and the belief that withdrawal is as effective as modern methods 11,14,15 one study in Iran found that younger, well educated women in urban areas were more likely to use withdrawal, another study also in Iran showed that wealthier, more educated, older women with lower parity preferred withdrawal 14,16,17 . In Turkey, withdrawal use was highest among poorer, less educated, older women with lower parity in rural areas 17 . ...
... The findings of this study revealed that less than half of the study population who used contraceptives were approved by their spouses. This finding is at variance with previous studies (Mehryar, Nia, & Kazemipour, 2007). This could be explained by the fact that the Kalahari people are of a matrilineal society and traditionally polygamous, therefore, each mother is saliently expected to take care of her child to the height she wants. ...
... Health policy makers and health planners attempted to design a health network for providing basic health care needs through community participation and adapted to cultural local context and deliver in socially acceptable setting [5,6]. After implementing the PHC network, a notable progress was observed in public health indicators [7][8][9][10]. Different measures were taken to increase vaccine coverage, reduce mortality of mothers and child and control infectious diseases [11,12]. ...