'DES daughters' prone to cancer, fertility woes

Posted on October 7th, 2011 by

Women whose mothers took a synthetic estrogen called DES before it was discontinued in 1971 have been found to suffer from a variety of fertility problems and cancers, according to a major new study. The study appearing in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine examines the daughters of females exposed in the womb to diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was prescribed in the mistaken belief it could reduce certain complications of pregnancy...other research centers involved in this work…The Mayo Clinic DES Project…

Vancouver Sun, 10/7/11

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