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D.E.E.S Anti miscarrige drug of the 70's
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    jess is offline New Member
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    Default D.E.E.S Anti miscarrige drug of the 70's


    Hello.
    When i last spoke to my mother while on holiday in australia, she gave me the desturbing news that while she was pregnant with me in 1976 she was given an Anti Miscarrige drug in those days called, 'D.E.E.S'. she was given this to take for a length of 2 weeks while she was pregnant with me in the 5th month of the prenancy. she told me a few weeks ago that that drug can now how side affects on the children, such as infertility and cancer of the vagina etc. Would anyone be able to give me more information regarding this drug, as it was one in those days that was not ment to be given out after 1970 as there was not enough information and tests on it. Kind Regards Jessica Southampton

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    Hello, Jessica.

    There is a lot of information available on the internet about diethylstilbestrol (DES).

    Here are three links to get you started:

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040515/2395.html

    http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/3_4.htm

    http://www.desaction.org/


    Good luck with getting all the information you need.

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    thank you Kirby for your help..it is greatly appreciated. the simple spelling of a word can make a big difference.

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    You are welcome!

    And you are correct about the spelling of these chemical names. Some of the chemical names (and brand names too) are very close, and it can make a big difference in internet searching. And, more importantly, the wrong medication can be dispensed by name confusion errors.

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