Diethylstilboestrol (DES) exposure in-utero has been shown to have a potentially negative impact on pregnancy. Negative effects include an increased risk of early pregnancy loss, ectopic gestation and infertility.
These women may also present reproductive tract abnormalities leading to pregnancy complications. The most common anomalies include uterine defects such as T-shaped uterus or hypoplastic uterine cavity.
- The Causes of Placenta Previa, Mary Katherine Kennedy, December 12th, 2009.
- Watch our DES and EDCs Research album on Flickr.
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.
2 thoughts on “Normal vs. T-shaped Uterus”
My spouse comes from a family of eight siblings. All eight were exposed to DES during gestation. One boy developed germ cell teratoma, much like myself accept his never became malignant. Two girls sex organs failed to develop normally. One of these girls had a T shaped uterus and the other with other organ development issues. My spouse has developed precancerous problems and will need to be monitoring the rest of he life.
As for the other siblings in my spouse family there has been other issues that may of may not be related to DES exposure. We will never know.
As a side note I to am most likely a DES child. As I was born with a number of germ cell teratoma, in addition to a fetal ovary in place of my one testis. ( I’m intersex) This resulted in stage three ovarian type cancer as an adult. It to could have been a result of DES. At this stage I’ll never know if I was exposed to the drug. It wouldn’t surprise me if I were exposed as it appears DES was handed out like candy in our small community during those years that it was available. I’m aware of other people with similar health issues.
Thank you for sharing your story with our readers Dave.