Shefali Luthra covers the intersection of women 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.
Shefali’s Recent Stories
World May 05How COVID-19 has endangered gender equity worldwide
Early research paints a grim picture: increases in unintended pregnancies, higher rates of gender-based violence, more young girls dropping out of school and getting married.
Health Oct 01Many pregnant people aren’t getting flu shots, but these bills could help
Two bills shared first with The 19th are part of an effort to improve access to flu shots and other vaccines for viruses that are particularly damaging when pregnant.
Health Aug 27How pandemic anxiety is affecting pregnant women
Pregnant people in the pandemic are even more vulnerable to depression and anxiety. It's a problem the U.S. is already struggling to address.