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What is a DES Daughter? Who are they?
DES Daughters are all the women born between 1938 and 1978 who have been exposed in utero to the anti miscarriage drug and man-made estrogen Diethylstilbestrol (or DES in short) . They live in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Europe and all corners of the world where the drug was prescribed decades ago during pregnancy.
- Click on an image above to read inspiring life stories of DES Daughters on Scoop.it.
- Meet some amazing DES activists on Pinterest pin board.
- Find Susan B.’s book “DES Daughters” and Stephanie’s book “Moi, Fille Distilbène” on Flickr.
- Follow DES Daughters Carol @DESAustraliaNSW, Caitlin @WONDERDRUGMOVIE, Fran @DESActionUSA, Domino @des_journal and Karen @DESInfo411 on Twitter.
- Watch Caitlin, Jackie and Susan H. interviews via our DES video page or via our YouTube Diethylstilboestrol channel.
- Take a Surv™ about DES Daughter Susan and DES on Survcast.
- Read how my personal DES journey started, the story about my battle with DES doctors in the UK and more posts about DES Daughters.
Celebrate DES mothers & daughters who advocate for all DES victims!
Tuesday 8th March 2011 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebratory events are taking place across the world marking women’s achievements and contributions to society.
Since 1911, International Women’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to appreciate the women who have the biggest influence in our lives whether they are politicians who are a making difference in our local community, celebrities we admire, or simply mums and grandmas who balance work and home beautifully or to whom we look up to.
This Tuesday 08th March, why not make International Women Day 2011, a day to celebrate DES mothers and DES daughters.
Join “Journal of a DES Daughter” in celebrating the courage of all the women who find the strength to fight every day against the devastating side effects of diethylstilbestrol and acknowledging the tremendous work of those who dedicate their lives to advocate for the victims of the DES tragedy.
Join the International Women’s Day celebrations by:
- Attending the facebook event “Journal of a DES Daughter – International Women’s Day”
- Changing your facebook status to read: “Today I celebrate International Women’s Day and the DES mothers and daughters who advocate for all the DES victims”.
Let’s celebrate women such as Val Pat Cody (health activist and co-founder of DES Action USA who sadly passed away in September 2010), Anne Levadou (President of DES Network France), Andrea Goldstein (DES activist and DES historian), Carol Devine (founder and coordinator of DES Action Australia – NSW) and Caitlin McCarthy (award winning screenwiter currently working on Wonder Drug the true story of DES); as well as all the activist women who contribute to raising awareness about DES exposure and speak out on behalf of all the DES victims.
These women who give their lives to help others are a true inspiration to me and I am sure to many of us. Carol Devine comments on her blog: “Pat was a remarkable women. During the process of our establishing DES Action Australia-NSW, Pat was a great mentor and friend. If not for her invaluable ideas and encouragement, the group may not have lifted off the ground. She will be very much missed“.
Happy International Women’s Day to all DES mothers and daughters!