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DES Daughter

Bristol, United Kingdom
Speaks: English / French
Joined Mar 12, 2011

Diethylstilbestol, Journal of a DES Daughter

Journal of a DES Daughter -

What if France had followed the recommendations of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for physicians to discontinue prescribing diethylstilbestrol (DES) in pregnant women? What if this drug had been banned? I would most likely not be writing my Journal of a DES daughter.

I was born in France in 1971. Thirty years later, following a miscarriage, I was diagnosed with a septate and T-shaped uterus also called DES daughter uterus. This malformation was caused by diethylstilbestrol, the drug that was prescribed not only to my Mum, but to millions of other women in North America, Europe and Australia to ironically prevent miscarriage and complications during their pregnancies.
In 1971, diethylstilbestrol continued to be prescribed in France, under the name of Distilbène®, to expecting Mums despite a report published in the US by the New England Journal of Medicine citing health concerns for mothers and children.

DES exposure whether in utero, during a pregnancy, or simply because you were prescribed diethylstilbestrol other than during a pregnancy, has caused irreversible damages to women, mothers, their daughters and sons and even their grandchildren.

Diethylstilbestrol is the first world's drug disaster! a drug scandal and tragedy for all DES-exposed women, men, children, and families.

My Ocean News -

I’ve been campaigning for ocean protection for the past 11 years. I discovered the wonders and beauty of our oceans whilst scuba diving in the Mediterranean where I also discovered the damages we are doing to our seas. A few more dives and trips to the Red Sea later and that was it! I was addicted to spreading awareness of the plight of our oceans.

My Ocean News is an online library of my favourite marine conservation news articles which highlight the good and the bad we are doing to our blue planet … Let’s all do our bit to help protect our oceans before it’s too late!

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Joined Mar 12, 2011 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Endometriosis Support & Chat Group, Ocean Conservancy
Birthday Jan 30  
Languages English / French  
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Wild Fact About Me I am a Scuba Diving Instructor and DES daughter
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What Gives Me Hope Children and nature
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What/who changed my life and why Diethylstilbestrol, the first synthetic man made female sex hormone (oestrogen) prescribed for public use mainly between 1938 and 1971 (but not limited to those years), used primarily to prevent miscarriage and complications in pregnancy which has caused physical abnormalities, cancer and infertility problems.
What Bugs Me that DES was not banned  
Passions Raising awareness of DES side effects, Writing  
Inspirations People who refuse to give up, DES activist women  
What Scares Me Cancer  
Role Models Pat Cody  
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