DES Action Australia

DES : The wonder drug you should wonder about – In Australia

DES Action Australia formed in late 1979 and, in retrospect, it was a result of serendipity, several independent factors aligning.

Continue readingAbout DES Action Australia“.
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Progéniture Distilbène

Le distilbene a des effets secondaires sur plusieurs générations

Festival de dessins d’humour à Labouheyre ; un DESsin de Pierre Bizalion.

Le Distilbène DES, en savoir plus

DES Transgenerational Neurodevelopmental Deficits, 2018 Study

Collaborative on Health and the Environment Webinar, 20 March 2019

Dr. Marianthi-Anna Kioumourtzoglou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, describes the study Association of Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol During Pregnancy With Multigenerational Neurodevelopmental Deficits design, statistical analyses, and findings.



Why the DES-issue is your problem too

In her Pano broadcast, Greet Pluymers had two DES daughters testify about the harmful effects of this hormone preparation

Greet Pluymers liet in haar Pano-uitzending twee DES-dochters getuigen over de nefaste gevolgen van dit hormonenpreparaat.

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Meet Professor Petra De Sutter

“The effects of the hormone disruptor DES are still current and affect fertility and cancers”

‘De gevolgen van hormoonverstoorder DES zijn nog altijd actueel en hebben invloed op de vruchtbaarheid en kankers’.

Read Professor De Sutter over het DES hormoon, dat miskramen zou voorkomen, maar voor gezondheidsproblemen zorgde bij dochters en zonen, on apache, 2017/12/01.

Read the DES-hormoon in België dossier by Chris Van Camp.
Visit DES in Belgium website , join DES in Belgium group on Facebook.

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Meet DES Daughter Anita Vandersmissen

“Hallucinating that I knew about Softenon and the harmful effects of asbestos, but nothing about DES”

Anita en ik spreken af in Mechelen. Halfweg zeg maar tussen onze twee levens. Na ons gesprek moet ze in allerijl naar haar werk sporen. En ik die dacht dat DES-dochter zijn heel je dag vulde. Niet helemaal onwaar, sterker nog, het vult al dertig jaar Anita’s leven.

Read Hallucinant dat ik wel van Softenon afwist en van de nefaste effecten van asbest, maar niets van DES, on apache, 2017/11/17.


  • Derde generatie
  • Miskramen
  • DES-Nederland
  • Degout van gynaecologen
  • Commercie
  • Belgisch DES-informatiepunt
  • Minister van Volksgezondheid
  • Politieke ontnuchtering
  • Kleine garnaal
  • Schuldgevoel
  • Schadevergoeding
  • Verdwenen dossiers
  • Met dank aan sociale media

Read the DES-hormoon in België dossier by Chris Van Camp.
Visit DES in Belgium website , join DES in Belgium group on Facebook.

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Meet DES Daughter Myriam Mestiaen

“So many people do not even know that this is also about them”

Ik heb een afspraak met Myriam. Ze is kunstenares, muzikante, lerares, vrouw van Steve, net vijftig en DES-dochter. Dat laatste werd ze ook nog niet zo lang geleden, tenminste bewust. Zoals wellicht velen onder ons vermoedde Myriam niet dat haar gynaecologische problemen geen speling van het lot waren, maar het gevolg van een hormoon-schandaal dat sinds de jaren ‘70 regelmatig in het nieuws was: DES.

Read DES-dochter Myriam Mestiaen: “Zoveel mensen weten niet eens dat dit ook over hen gaat”, on apache, 2017/11/10.


  • Voor goed kinderloos
  • Zeldzame kanker
  • Draagmoeder
  • Obsessie
  • Doopmeter
  • Recycling woman
  • DES in België
  • Kritische stem
  • Anonieme getuige
  • UCB
  • Geen spijt
  • Hormoonverstoorders
  • Spuiten en slikken

Read the DES-hormoon in België dossier by Chris Van Camp.
Visit DES in Belgium website , join DES in Belgium group on Facebook.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

International Women’s Day – Inspirational quotes across various languages

#IWD #BalanceForBetter #PledgeForParity #PressForProgress

This interactive, slideshow Doodle is told by and made by women. In it, we showcase inspirational quotes across various languages by thirteen international female trailblazers—both past and present. Connecting to the larger theme of “women empowering women,” the quotes were also designed by a talented group of female guest artists from around the globe.

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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

  • Learn more about the women who made today’s Doodle possible here.
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Financial toxicity: cancer treatment’s side effect

The shock and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can be followed by a second jolt: the astronomical price of cancer drugs

Presented by Arjun Rajagopalan,
uploaded on SlideShare. Watch it full screen.

The mechanism by which a drug’s market price is fixed is opaque and mostly arbitrary. Medical research, particularly new drug discovery, is a very expensive endeavour; the drug industry uses this argument to price new drugs at levels that are breathtakingly high. With the backing of currently enforced patent protection laws, drug companies can insulate themselves against market forces that are operational in most other consumer markets where competition assures reasonable prices. The Indian drug industry which used to pride itself on its ability to reverse engineer and deliver generics substitutes at low prices, can no longer indulge in this tactic.

Cancer treatment is a large area of interest for drug research. Unlike other noncommunicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes and the like, patients with a diagnosis of cancer are usually keen to seek the best available treatments. Newer generations of cancer drugs are priced at astounding figures. Treatment costs can exceed 100,000 US dollars a year. Even for those in wealthy, developed nations, the burden can lead to far reaching domains: a complication that has been labeled as “financial toxicity”.