DES Action Groups

Established in Australia, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and The United States, DES Action groups identify, educate, provide support to, and advocate for DES-exposed individuals as well as educate health care professionals. DES Action groups cooperate with each other, with health professionals, governments, and the media to raise the profile of DES exposure and its consequences, provide …

Diethylstilbestrol Side Effects

Were you born, or pregnant, in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s or 80’s? If so, you may have been prescribed DES (diethylstilbestrol, stilboestrol, stilbestrol, Distilbène®) during pregnancy, or you may have been exposed to DES in the womb. The devastating diethylstilbestrol side effects which have been discovered to date include but are not limited to …

Diethylstilbestrol Exposure

Human diethylstilbestrol exposure occurred through diverse sources, such as medical treatment for certain conditions, including breast and prostate cancers. During more than 40 years, DES (short for diethylstilbestrol) was given to pregnant women under the mistaken belief it would reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and losses. DES exposure whether in utero, during a pregnancy, …

Diethylstilbestrol DES

Not just a mouthful, the first world’s drug disaster! Diethylstilboestrol in the UK… what is 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). Used primarily under the erroneous assumption that it would prevent miscarriage and …