One Billion active users…
In the U.S. an estimated 5 to 10 million persons were exposed to Diethylstilbestrol; 740,000 in Australia, 300,000 in the UK, 160,000 in France and many more as DES was also prescribed in other countries such as the Netherlands, Ireland, South America, … If we did not have to consider many other factors such as age groups, location, etc., we could almost say that 1% of Facebook users have been exposed to DES… In today’s world of fast-paced communication, it does struck me that whilst so many people have been exposed yet very few people know about the DES drug tragedy. The good news is Facebook is changing this!
By offering a unique forum where DES daughters, sons, mothers and their family can connect and share their story, Facebook offers the opportunity to reach out to a wide audience of people thus spreading awareness of the damage this prescription drug and many others prescription drugs such as Thalidomide, Mediator, etc. have caused.
“I am so grateful to have found your Facebook page. I am a DES Daughter, diagnosed with CCA at the age of 17. I am celebrating my 42nd year of surviving this terrible cancer. (…) I pray each day for all those that have been affected or have to deal with issues that this travesty has caused. Thank you for providing a forum for education and support” – commented a DES daughter on my Facebook profile recently.
I’m glad more and more DES Action groups are using this platform to raise awareness about DES and help break the wall of silence around the DES health issues.
DES News via Facebook
Please find a list of Facebook groups and pages providing updates about the Diethylstilbestrol related issues as well as support for DES victims.
- DES: Society of Sons and Daughters (So Sad)
- DES Action USA
- DES Centrum
- DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Info
- Diethylstilbestrol, Journal of a DES Daughter
- Réseau DES France
- WONDER DRUG
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June 21st 2012 marked a Milestone in our efforts to raise awareness of the DES drug scandal and tragedy! Thank you for sharing our page and for spreading DES awareness one step further !
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.
13 thoughts on “DES on Facebook”
This is important work, relevant to so many
Reblogged this on Harold's Garden.
It really amazes me how many folks are impacted by DES; yet how few people are aware.
Always great info, DES Daughter!
Sally K Witt
Thank you so much for carrying on this work.
Your work is so important in this modern toxic world. I will continue to support and promote where ever possible
The Green Index
It still amazes me that something that has affected so many people in so many places for so long is still relatively unknown! Keep up the good work!
Reblogged to Tumblr. Thank you for sharing this important information. Also sharing on Facebook.
Reblogged this on charlieslang.
So happy to see your work and message spread! Very important topic for many who don’t even know yet they may be affected by this drug.
This still horrifies me and I can’t believe I’d never heard of it until I started reading your f/b and twitter accounts. I’m so glad you’re out there!
Reblogged this on denniscoble.
Alarming, thank you for all the information!
Happy to help you spread awareness anytime! Such a WORTHY cause that effects millions all over the world and 3 generations so far!