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DES Diethylstilbestrol Journal of a DES Daughter
A study published on October 06th, 2011 in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine tallies the risks of diethylstilbestrol related disorders among women whose mothers took the synthetic hormone during pregnancy , compared to others who weren’t exposed. New study suggests that women exposed to DES are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40
Distilbène® is the trade name for a synthetic hormone (also known internationally as DES or diethylstilbestrol ) prescribed in France between 1950 and 1977 to pregnant women to prevent miscarriages. In 1977, 6 years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) advised physicians to discontinue prescribing diethylstilbestrol to pregnant women because of its link to a rare vaginal cancer, UCB Pharma (the manufacturer of Distilbène® in France) decided to make public that the use of this drug was contra-indicated in pregnant women.
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