Dr. Mark Sherry comments on DES Diethylstilbestrol

Mark Sherry, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology, has developed a series of YouTube videos to support his teaching (particularly for online classes) and discuss books that his students are studying.

Below is one of these videos in which he discusses
DES Daughters – Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of  Women’s Health Politics
a book by Susan E. Bell

Online lecture highlights :

  • An overview of Susan E. Bell’s book
  • An overview of the DES Timeline
  • The DES side effects experienced by DES Daughters and DES Sons
  • The social action component of research and how DES activists forced medicine to change, how DES victims got together to force a federal task force to look into the DES issues and how a national registry was developed to record DES health issues
  • An overview of Susan E. Bell’s DES studies
  • How DES was marketed
  • Assignments about real DES stories
  • DES third generation

Video published on May 21, 2012 by Dr. Mark Sherry.

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7 thoughts on “Dr. Mark Sherry comments on DES Diethylstilbestrol”

  1. I took DES for most of my pregnancy with my son, and a short while at the beginning of my pregnancy with my daughter. (1951-52 and 1953) I have never been notified of any results, but my doctor stopped my use of DES early in my pregnancy with my daughter without telling me why.

  2. Shared on Facebook, Twitter and Reblogged to Tumblr. Thank you for sharing. I will need to ask my mom about her experience with DES. I had to have an emergency hysterectomy after some complications involving extra tissue growth and benign tumor growth.

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