My Mother was given Diethylstilbestrol

Oona King – My Family Values

Oona King: My family values
My Mother was given Diethylstilbestrol says Oona King

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.

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One thought on “My Mother was given Diethylstilbestrol”

  1. 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
    Judith

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