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Author: Frances K. Howell
By Frances K. Howell Ever feel like you’re bothering your doctor with too many questions? As executive director of DES Action, an education and advocacy group for those exposed to the endocrine-disruptor DES (diethylstilbestrol), I know the importance of fully understanding the health risks caused by the drug prescribed to prevent miscarriage in the 1950s and 60s. We work to empower individuals to be informed medical care consumers. If you don’t know the short- and long-term risks of a drug you are prescribed, ask. A member of DES Action shared with me that she left her doctor’s office after a visit…
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