Attorney Stephen Sheller comments on DES Diethylstilbestrol

Video published on Jul 19, 2012 by ShellerPC

Archival footage from 1989 with Attorney Stephen Sheller P.C., Dorie Lenz Public Affairs Director on WPHL-TV and Sue Lawler DES Action PA.

The interview addresses the following questions and many more:

  • What if a DES Daughter marries a DES Son?
  • Why is it so important to educate not only the medical profession but also consumers about DES and its devastating side effects?
  • How did a drug – once given in full faith to prevent miscarriage – end up being given as a Day After Pill?
  • How comes the Department of Agriculture banned the use of DES in animals before it was banned in pregnant women?
  • Why did DES continue to be prescribed after a 1953 study suggested that DES was ineffective to prevent miscarriage?
  • Why was DES marketed for use in pregnancy even though it had never been tested on pregnant animals?

Video published on Jul 19, 2012 by ShellerPC.

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Regina Holliday - DEStiny a jacket for @cascadia #TheWalkingGallery

DEStiny

Artist Regina Holliday is a medical advocate muralist. She is using paint and brushes to promote health reform and patient’s rights.

Images copyright TwitPic – All rights reserved. DEStiny a jacket for @cascadia #TheWalkingGallery by @ReginaHolliday.

Female Reproductive Histopathology

Artist Penny Oliver says:

My name is Penny Oliver and I am committed to creating artwork that will inspire and reinvigorate you in your practice of medicine. By interpreting and translating anatomic, histologic and diagnostic images, I seek to create art that is both beautiful to the layperson and meaningful to the medical professional. Contact me to see how your work and passion can be transformed into a stunning piece of original art.” – Diagnosis ART, Custom Paintings for the Medical Professional

Images copyright Diagnosis Art – All rights reserved.

Surviving DES

Artist Patricia Ann Wilson says:

The watercolors and drawings, Surviving DES are a response to being a DES baby. My mother was given a drug, diethylstilbestrol, when she was pregnant with me. I have health issues as the result. The women who were given this drug between the 1940’s through the late 1970’s were actually being experimented on by the drug companies. These paintings and drawings, are my positive response to a negative situation. My art is my catharsis.”

Images copyright Patricia Ann Wilson Studio – All rights reserved.

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