Nevada Receives F in Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

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According to the Population Institute’s 2012 Report Card on Reproductive Health and Rights, Nevada, my current home state, received a failing grade. That’s right, the state that depends upon women for its thriving tourist industry does nothing to care for those women while they are here.

Nevada was only one of nine states receiving the F in women’s health.

The most striking statistic:Nevada spent only $44,000 on family planning clinics for low income women in 2010. That equals about $0.08 per woman. Way to go Nevada!

To learn how your state ranks:  The Population Institute 2012 Report Card on Reproductive Health and Rights.


Chandler Marrs MS, MA, PhD spent the last dozen years in women’s health research with a focus on steroid neuroendocrinology and mental health. She has published and presented several articles on her findings. As a graduate student, she founded and directed the UNLV Maternal Health Lab, mentoring dozens of students while directing clinical and Internet-based research. Post graduate, she continued at UNLV as an adjunct faculty member, teaching advanced undergraduate psychopharmacology and health psychology (stress endocrinology). Dr. Marrs received her BA in philosophy from the University of Redlands; MS in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University; and, MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology/ Neuroendocrinology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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