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Lifetime Stories and Testimonials of Women exposed to the Pregnancy Drug Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
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January 2012 DES UK Media Coverage

January 2012 DES UK Media Coverage | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

Since Sunday 22nd January 2012, there has been an unprecedented flurry of media attention on DES related health issues in the UK. This comes after two journalists – Sarah Morrison and Jaymi McCann – thoroughly investigated DES issues in the UK and published a report in the Independent on Sunday.


http://DESdaughter.WordPress.com/2012/01/27/Diethylstilbestrol-media-coverage-UK/

 

https://Twitter.com/#!/DES_Journal

 

http://www.YouTube.com/user/DiEthylStilboestrol

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UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a 'global threat' — Environmental Health News

UN, WHO panel calls hormone-disrupting chemicals a 'global threat' — Environmental Health News | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
An international team of experts reported today that evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a "global threat" that should be addressed.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year said “the scientific evidence at this time does not suggest that the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet are unsafe.” ... Another example where the FDA does not use the precautionary principle ...

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A DES Daughter Fights Back

A DES Daughter Fights Back | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
DES daughter and breast cancer survivor Jackie White—our Very Inspiring Person of the week—is speaking out for generations of women.
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The story of Jackie: a passionate advocate for DES awareness and research ... The courage of cancer survivors and DES daughters in particular is truly inspirational! Keep fighting Jackie! via DES Action USA

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Drug for moms linked to health trouble in daughters - 6abc.com

Drug for moms linked to health trouble in daughters - 6abc.com | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

Donna hopes to raise awareness for other 'DES daughters' so they can be screened. She says she was lucky - she beat breast cancer - but she still misses her older sister.

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DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy: "Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day" - LawyersandSettlements.com

DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy: "Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day" - LawyersandSettlements.com | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
LawyersandSettlements.com DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy: "Maybe DES Will Finally Get its Day" LawyersandSettlements.com Boston, MA: In the wake of the somewhat surprising--not to mention abrupt--end to the DES lawsuit filed by the Melnick sisters...
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Eli Lilly settles suit with sisters who say pregnancy drug their mother took gave them breast cancer

Eli Lilly settles suit with sisters who say pregnancy drug their mother took gave them breast cancer | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Days into a closely watched trial in federal court in Boston, drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. settled a landmark lawsuit with four sisters who claimed their breast cancer was caused by medication their mother took during pregnancy decades ago.
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N.Y. Judge Dismisses DES Case for Failure to Identify Drug Manufacturer

N.Y. Judge Dismisses DES Case for Failure to Identify Drug Manufacturer | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

A New York federal judge has adopted a magistrate judge’s recommendation that claims brought against several drug makers in a diethylstilbestrol injury case be dismissed because the plaintiff could not establish which defendant manufactured the DES taken by her mother.

 

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Prenatal Exposure To BPA and DES May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Prenatal Exposure To BPA and DES May Increase Breast Cancer Risk | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Exposure in the womb to chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA) and Diethylstilbestrol (DES) can increase an offspring’s risk of breast cancer, researchers at Yale School of Medicine report in a study...
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Let It Be Legalized

Let It Be Legalized | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

If every state allowed surrogacy, DES daughters will be able to have a family. Dr. Elvonne Whitney explains that DES (diethylstilbestrol) was a drug given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages or premature delivery. It was later discovered that the drug caused problems to the newborn child, given the name DES daughters.

 

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DES Tragedy ** Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender

DES Tragedy ** Mothers, Daughters, Sons, 3rd Generation and Beyond, Transgender | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

Many women across the world have been involved in keeping the message of the DES Tragedy alive.

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Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog: DEStiny

Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog: DEStiny | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

In the 1970's Sherry was only 12 years old, the medical community discovered the disastrous result of fetal exposure to DES. This drug had been commonly prescribed to help maintain pregnancies. Young girls were being diagnosed with a rare vaginal cancer that had never been described in youths. Traditionally, onset of this rare disease occurred in women over the age of 60.

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Gynecological Diseases Linked to Environmental Contaminants

Gynecological Diseases Linked to Environmental Contaminants | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Gynecological Diseases Linked to Environmental ContaminantseNews Park ForestThe danger of estrogen-like chemicals already has been well-documented with DES, or diethylstilbestrol, a drug that was prescribed to millions of women at risk of...
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DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates Of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too

DES Daughters' Had Increased Rates Of Cancer; An Animal Study Shows 'DES Granddaughters' May Too | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Just released information of major importance: DES, or diethylstilbestrol, is the synthetic estrogen once used in attempts to treat women at risk for miscarriage.
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My Mother was given Diethylstilbestrol says Oona King

My Mother was given Diethylstilbestrol says Oona King | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

" My mother was given diethylstilbestrol (DES), later called the "silent thalidomide", when she was pregnant. I had to be checked twice yearly from the age of seven to see if I was developing cancer ...

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Too Many Pills in Pregnancy

Too Many Pills in Pregnancy | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Doctors are concerned as studies find more women take medications during their pregnancies, including in the first trimester, when fetal organs are forming.
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Do you think it's ok to take drugs while pregnant? I don't ...
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Environmental detectives: Scientists seek to solve breast cancer mysteries

Environmental detectives: Scientists seek to solve breast cancer mysteries | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Some findings suggest links to a few chemicals, including the pesticide DDT and the chemical BPA, but the timing of exposure also appears to matter.
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The strongest evidence for this link emerged decades ago. Researchers first suspected that hormone-mimicking chemicals may play a role in breast cancer when they discovered that women who took the anti-miscarriage drug diethylstilbestrol (DES) – a potent form of estrogen prescribed for pregnant women from 1938 until 1971 – had about a one-in-six lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. The risk is one in eight for all women. In addition, their daughters, who were exposed to DES in the womb, developed breast cancer at about two times the rate of unexposed women.

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A Woman's Silence... for all the DES Daughters who suffer in silence ...

A Woman's Silence... for all the DES Daughters who suffer in silence ... | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
I had to share this for all the DES daughters who suffer in silence ... Kudos to all the DES action groups, non-profits and organisations who speak out on behalf of all those who can't!
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Guest Post: Let’s Raise Awareness About the DES Trial by Alysia Reiner

Guest Post: Let’s Raise Awareness About the DES Trial by Alysia Reiner | DES Daughters | Scoop.it

This week, first historic DES breast cancer trial (Fecho vs. Eli Lilly) begins in Boston federal court. Four incredibly courageous sisters – the Melnicks – are sharing their story and fighting for the millions of women affected by DES. So why don’t we know more about it? I don’t think Big Pharma wants us to.

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Award winning actress, producer, mother, humanitarian, and outspoken environmentalist, Alysia Reiner gives DES Daughter Network a shout out in her excellent new blog about the DES trial! Thanks for the shout out and thank you for supporting the DES cause. Alysia will star in the movie WONDER DRUG which is currently in development.

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DES Pregnancy Drug Caused Cancer, Melnick Sisters Charge In Trial

DES Pregnancy Drug Caused Cancer, Melnick Sisters Charge In Trial | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
BOSTON — Eli Lilly and Co. failed to test a drug's effect on fetuses before promoting it as a way to prevent miscarriages, a lawyer charged Tuesday in opening statements in a trial over whether four sisters' breast cancer was caused by medication...
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Screening for DES Daughters

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Cervical and vaginal cancers are higher risk in women exposed to DES in utero

(dailyRx News) Regular cervical screenings are never a bad idea - especially for ladies born between 1947-1971, if their moms were given diethylstilbestrol to prevent miscarrying or premature birth.

 

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The Next Big Thing - Silent Trauma a book by Judith Barrow

The Next Big Thing - Silent Trauma a book by Judith Barrow | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Silent Trauma is the result of my connection with DES Action UK & USA; a charity set up a long time ago to help women (and some men) affected by the drug Stilboestrol (Diethylstilboestrol). To cut a long story short I wrote an article for the UK ...
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The Journey of a DES Daughter

The Journey of a DES Daughter | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Diethylstilbestrol (or Di-ethyl-Stilbestrol) or DES is the first synthetic man made female sex hormone (oestrogen) prescribed for public use mainly between 1938 and 1971 (but not limited to those years).
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DES: One Of The Biggest Medical Disasters In History

DES: One Of The Biggest Medical Disasters In History | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Caitlin McCarthy’s mother was prescribed a prenatal vitamin that contained DES – a toxic and carcinogenic estrogen – and when Caitlin was 35 she learnt that she had also been exposed to the drug that has been touted as one of the biggest medical...
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SlideShow DES Art

SlideShow DES Art | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
Click to watch the Diaporama Surviving DES Artist Patricia Ann Wilson says: “The watercolors and drawings, Surviving DES are a response to being a DES baby. My mother was given a drug, diethy...
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Tale of Two...GROAN...Three Surgeries

Tale of Two...GROAN...Three Surgeries | DES Daughters | Scoop.it
It turns out ovarian cysts are very common in DES daughters; my sister and I, both DES daughters, have had them twice during our lifetimes (so far). 2012 was a rotten year for me healthwise. Cysts came back big time.
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The Disastrous Consequences of DES

Video © courtesy of TheBostonChannel - http://www.wcvb.com/ Segment Three: Medical Journal UPDATED Jun 06, 2011 http://www.wcvb.com/Segment-Three-Medical-Jou...
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