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DES Info: A look back into DES (Diethylstilbestrol) History

In the early 1940s, physicians started prescribing DES to pregnant women who exhibited signs of being in danger of having a miscarriage. The rationale for this practice was that miscarriage is preceded by a drop-in estrogen levels, and providing women with estrogen might help to sustain the pregnancy.Slide2.JPG

 

 
We now know that it did not work!
 
DES is a carcinogen and a teratogen…
 
The DES Tragedy continues
 
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#TheDESTragedy
 
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