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Diethylstilbestrol

Med Given to Women 60 Years Ago Affects Granddaughters

DES Granddaughters have a higher risk of having a preterm birth delivery, irregular menstruation and of going at least six weeks without a period than other women in the population whose mothers were not DES Daughters, found a new study. The findings, published in late December in the journal Reproductive…

I Want to Trust My Medicines…

… But, sadly, I don’t. As a DES daughter and as a mother who hasn’t received forthright answers on drugs prescribed for her son, I’m cautious. Through my own experience I’ve learned there are two issues: one is that a pharmaceutical company can market a drug before proving that the…

DES (Diethylstilbestrol)

DES is a synthetic estrogen, one of the first to be developed. In the early 1950s doctors started giving DES to pregnant women who had previously miscarried The theory was that women produce estrogen naturally and during pregnancy natural estrogen levels rise. Therefore, more estrogen would help a pregnancy. The practice…

Eli Lilly Pays for DES Damages…Again

A major win for DES daughters – Eli Lilly settled with the Melnick family on the claim that DES given to their mother during their four pregnancies caused the breast cancer that each of the four experienced between the ages of 47 and 52. The Melnick family was a test…