Jennifer Gerson is a reporter on The 19th's breaking news team. She was the recipient of the 2015 Maggie Award for her reproductive and sexual health reporting work at Yahoo Health. In 2019, she was twice nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors for her work in Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. She was also one of the founding editors of Jezebel.com.
This story was originally published by The 19th on Nov. 13, 2023. As more abortion bans have gone into effect across the country, it has become far more difficult to perform a standard element of gynecological care: screening patients for domestic abuse. Research shows that OB-GYNs are often the first or only doctors to learn […]