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The COVID economy means millions of Americans are at risk of food insecurity
Americans are struggling to consistently get enough nutrition. Cisgender women and transgender people — both of whom have suffered disproportionately in the COVID recession — are at the greatest risk.
In Harris VP pick, maternal health experts see a new ally
Kamala Harris has a history of work addressing maternal mortality — a crisis that has disproportionately affected Black people in America.
Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ challenged in new lawsuit
The litigation is part of a national movement toward exempting menstrual products from states' sales taxes.
How the pandemic is affecting senior women
Older women tend to live longer and live alone. For some, a pandemic that encourages sheltering in place leaves them feeling “entrapped” and “like a hermit.”
Democrats focus new legislation on the pandemic's effect on maternal mortality
A new bill shared first with The 19th would emphasize issues like federal data collection and COVID-19 vaccine development in an effort to address the health of pregnant people.
COVID-19 vaccine trials to extend to people with HIV
The change could have far-reaching effects for Black women and transgender people.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your mental health?
The COVID-19 crisis has taken a heavy toll on the nation’s mental health — and early indicators suggest that the burden is falling squarely on women’s shoulders. The 19th is committed to following this story as the pandemic continues, and we need your help.
The pandemic has strained the mental health of the most vulnerable
Pandemic-induced depression and anxiety is exploding the already stark mental health gender disparities. The health care system isn't equipped to meet the growing need.
After years of protest, a top hospital ended intersex surgeries. For activists, it took a deep toll.
Intersex youth surgeries have deep ties to racism in the U.S. Last month, Lurie Children's Hospital became the first in the country to end the operations.
How COVID-19 could upend women's health for years
The pandemic has put “non-urgent” health care on the back burner for people across the country. For women’s health, particularly, the outcomes could be profound.