Farideh Khalaj Abadi Farahani

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OBJECTIVES Estimation of mean and median age at menopause among Iranian women using a cumulative distribution by region. METHODS The number of 8194 women aged between 30 and 65+ who enrolled in National Health Survey in the year 2000 in Iran through cluster sampling were studied and according to their age and the onset of their menopause (12 month(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the extent and potential correlates of sexual risk-taking behaviors among adolescent boys aged 15-18 in metropolitan Tehran. METHODS Data were collected from a population-based, cross-sectional survey of adolescent males (ages 15-18) residing in Tehran, Iran. Of 1385 subjects, 382 reported sexual experience(More)
CONTEXT Although premarital heterosexual relationships, especially those involving sexual contact, are discouraged in Iran, particularly for females, a considerable minority of young people are involved in such relationships. However, the determinants of such relationships have not been identified, especially those pertaining to family. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND Despite cultural and religious prohibitions against premarital heterosexual relationships and intimacy, some recent evidence suggests some rise in premarital heterosexual interactions and relationships among young people. On the other hand, although HIV in Iran is a concentrated epidemic and mainly reported among high risk groups such as(More)
BACKGROUND This paper aims to examine the reproductive health and behaviors which might expose young people at risks of STIs/HIV and potential correlates of such behaviors among female college students in Tehran. METHODS This paper focuses on the study conducted on a sample of 1743 female undergraduate students in four multidisciplinary universities in(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity (PA) rates decline among most high school female students, and due to cultural restrictions, the reduction of physical activity might be exacerbated in female Iranian adolescents. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of the physical activity education theory-based intervention to promote activity among adolescent girls. (More)
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