National Women’s Health Network,
Resource Guide 6, 1980
The sixth resource guide of the 1980 series published by the National Women’s Health Network concerns DES (diethylstilbestrol), a synthetic estrogen prescribed to women, usually during pregnancy, from the time of its discovery in 1938 and even after it was banned by the FDA in 1971.
As this guide details, direct exposure to DES increases the risk of breast cancer, while exposure in utero may lead to cancer or physical disabilities.
In addition to documenting the effects of DES, this guide also provides resources and information for mothers and daughters who have been exposed.
- Feminism and Sexual Health, bcrw.barnard.edu archives.
- DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Resource Guide 6, PDF.
- Flickr albums DES books and DES Research.
More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources
- DES studies on cancers and screening.
- DES studies on epigenetics and transgenerational effects.
- DES studies on fertility and pregnancy.
- DES studies on gender identity and psychological health.
- DES studies on in-utero exposure to DES and side-effects.
- DES studies on the genital tract.
- Papers on DES lawsuits.
- DES videos and posts tagged DES, the DES-exposed, DES victims.