Diethylstilbestrol 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). Used primarily to prevent miscarriage and complications in pregnancy, diethylstilbestrol was a common medication administered by doctors in North America, Europe, and Australia for more than 40 years.
The link between DES and CCA was first found in young women who were exposed to DES before they were born, often called “DES Daughters.” As DES Daughters get older, they still may be more likely to get CCA.
A few allopathic medicines discarded, and reasons for their withdrawal during the last 50 years are as follows: Thalidomide(1950s-1960s): withdrawn because of risk of disturbance to the growth and development of embryo or fetus. Diethylstilbestrol(1970s): because of risk of disturbance to the growth and development of embryo or fetus.
A study by researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Virginia Tech shows that exposure to diets high in fat or a large amount of estrogen during pregnancy can heighten the risk of breast cancer for numerous subsequent generations of female offspring, including daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
“We know from human studies that daughters whose mothers took the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) to reduce pregnancy complications, or who had a birth weight of more than 8.8 pounds are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Our study suggests their offspring may also be at risk,” said Hilakivi-Clarke in the statement.
A senate report, ”Commonwealth Contribution to Forced Adoption Policies and Practices”, released in February this year, called for a national apology, which is expected in 2013. Ms Cole, who founded the advocacy group Apologies Alliance Australia, was given a range of drugs against her will during her stay in hospital, including mind-altering barbiturates and Stilboestrol, to dry her milk. She was never told she had a right to revoke her consent to adoption in the weeks after the birth.
The 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 miscarriages from 1940 through 1971. Daughters and granddaughters of the pregnant women who took the potent estrogenic drug had an increased risk of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and rare reproductive cancers. In the case of uterine fibroids, the body’s natural estrogens turn genes on and off in the smooth muscle of the uterus that allow the tumors to grow, according to researchers. Investigations are underway to determine whether estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment affect these same genes.
Archival footage from late 1980s. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was prescribed to millions of women to prevent miscarriages, however DES ended up causing severe health problems to these women and later generations.
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DES (diethyl stilbestrol) is one of the most notorious estrogens, because studies in humans revealed that its use during pregnancy not only caused cancer, miscarriages, blood clots, etc., in the women who used it, but also caused cancer, infertility, and deformities in their children, and even in their grandchildren. (But those transgenerational effects are not unique to it.)
New research published in the journal Nature Communications on September 11, 2012, and reviewed at the Eureka Alert web site, is the first to make a direct connection between maternal diet and the risk of developing breast cancer in successive generations of female children.
Many women take synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) to reduce pregnancy complications and some estrogen exposure is possible through food and water.
Ms Cole is one of an unknown number of mostly young, unmarried women in NSW between the 1950s and 1970s whose children were taken from them in what is commonly referred to as ''forced adoption''. She was given a range of drugs against her will during her stay in hospital, including mind-altering barbiturates and Stilboestrol, to dry her milk. She was never told she had a right to revoke her consent to adoption in the weeks after the birth.
These women are sometimes called “DES daughters.” DES is occasionally used in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. DES may also be used, at higher doses, to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
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