” My mother was given diethylstilbestrol (DES), later called the “silent thalidomide”, when she was pregnant. I had to be checked twice yearly from the age of seven to see if I was developing cancer. Finally, when I was in my early 20s, the doctors said I was in the lucky 10% who don’t get sick from the drugs. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. ” says Oona King
Read Oona King: My family values
by Roz Lewis, The Guardian, Friday 19 April 2013.
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.
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I actually contacted Oona King, twice, when researching Silent Trauma. Very disappointed to not get a reply – it would have helped to bring attentin to the drug at the time