Shefali Luthra, The 19th

Shefali Luthra, The 19th

Shefali Luthra is a health reporter for The 19th covering the intersection of gender and health care. Prior to joining The 19th, she was a correspondent at Kaiser Health News, where she spent six years covering national health care and policy.

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How abortion bans are undercutting efforts to prevent domestic violence, including in Idaho

By: and - November 15, 2023

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 […]