DES was given to my Mom as a Vitamin

Hormones Matter, by M A K, 25 Sept 2013

DES was given to my Mom as a Vitamin
Personal Stories

I was exposed to DES before I was born. My mother was given the medicine while she lived in a Catholic maternity home in NYC in 1967. They told her it was a necessary vitamin, even though she did not have any issues with her pregnancy.
Nobody told her what DES would do to me, her unborn baby.
… ”

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Hormones Matter, 25 Sept 2013

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My Mother was given DiEthylStilbestrol DES during her Pregnancy and my Story begins

Starting a Family as a DES Daughter… on Hormones Matter

She Was Given DES and My Story Begins
Personal Stories

My story is not special other than it is my story. My mother, a Navy wife, got pregnant with her first child on her honeymoon. Nine months later a healthy baby girl was born. Over the next six years she suffered miscarriage after miscarriage in an attempt to expand her family. Finally, late in 1954 she learned that she was once again pregnant. The doctors told her that there was a wonderful medication available to help support the pregnancy. She was given diethylstilbestrol (DES) and my story begins… ”

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Hormones Matter, 24 Sept 2013

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Endocrine Disruptors stunt Penile and Testicular Development

Evolution or Extinction of Men?

ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS AND YOUR SON’S PENIS SIZE
Hormone research matters is @LucineWoman on Twitter

We write a lot about endocrine disruptors here at Hormones Matter™ and for whatever strange twist of fate, we seem to cover a lot of research on penis size. Believe it or not, the two are related. Endocrine disruptors are largely estrogenic in nature and when exposure occurs during certain developmental time periods, those estrogens affect penis size, form and function.

Continue reading ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS AND YOUR SON’S PENIS SIZE, by CHANDLER MARRS, PHD, MARCH 2013.

 

Are the Headlines claiming that BPA is Safe correct? Probably Not…

Of BPA and EDCs: New Research, Same Flaws

BPA AND ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: NEW RESEARCH, SAME FLAWS
BPA has been linked to a myriad of serious side-effects

Some media, medical and science marketers recently reported that Bisphenol-A exposure and risk were minimal… Hormone Matters – the blog where health and hormones makes sense – disagree, telling us to “look outisde of the box”, understand some of the BPA and endocrine disruptors hidden effects and/or irreversible transgenerational side-effects…

Read OF BPA AND ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS: NEW RESEARCH, SAME FLAWS
by Chandler Marrs, April 2013.

Related post: BPA, the Great Divide: Review of Controversies in the Endocrine Disruptors Field – Full PDF.

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Once again the FDA fails to protect women from dangerous medical products

Why Few Women Trust the FDA

WHY FEW WOMEN TRUST THE FDA
No, I do not trust the FDA to protect my health” says @ChanatLucine

Critics of Lucine and our e-journal Hormones Matter often suggest that we are biased against the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and that, we should trust the FDA on all matters of women’s health. After all, we wouldn’t want to be considered one of those wacky conspiracy, alternative health blogs or a bunch of mommy bloggers (for reference, I rate moms as some of the best arbiters of BS when it comes to health). Admittedly however, much of the information on the blogosphere is horribly slanted or so devoid of actionable intelligence that it offers no more than pablum – even from the more reputable sources. But I digress. ”

Continue reading: WHY FEW WOMEN TRUST THE FDA
by Chandler Marrs PHD, Hormones Matter, 2 July 2012.

My Journey from DES Advocate to Author

by Judith Barrow, Hormones Matter, June 20th 2013

My Journey from DES Advocate to Author
Judith Barrow became an advocate for DES education, research and services

My name is Judith Barrow and I am an author. I have been connected with DES Action UK and USA since I heard a programme about Stilboestrol (Diethylstilbestrol in the USA) (DES) on the radio many years ago. I learned several years ago that a relative was affected by this drug.

The damage DES causes is very personal and as private person, she didn’t want anyone to know that she had been exposed to DES. So I became her front person. I did the research for her. I contacted the DES organizations on her behalf. What I found changed my life and led me to write a book. Here is my story. ”

Continue Reading: My Journey from DES Advocate to Author
by Judith Barrow, HormonesMatter, June 20th 2013.

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What is DES and why you should care

EDCs like DES impact human health in ways we are only just beginning to understand

“Yes, there are third generation effects from this drug. Researchers are just beginning to untangle the third generation effects. In women, menstrual irregularities appear more common as do the various forms of cancer, but the data are unclear. In men, hypospodias may be more frequent, but again the data are mixed.”

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by Chandler Marrs MS, MA, PhD Hormone Matter.

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A DES Daughter’s Testimonial Makes Top Story on Hormones Matter Blog

DES – The Drug to Prevent Miscarriage Ruins Lives of Millions

DES Daughter Testimonial Makes Top Story on Hormones Matter Blog
Hormones Matter, an online and community publication dedicated to advancing hormone-health research, is raising awareness about the DES drug scandal. DES Daughter Network joins their team of guest writers.

Read “DES – The Drug to Prevent Miscarriage Ruins Lives of Millionsfull article on Hormones Matter, Feb 5, 2013 .

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