Profile

Cover photo
DiEthylStilbestrol DES
3,964 followers|508,219 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
Data from lower mammals suggest a masculinizing or defeminizing influence of pre- or perinatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure on various aspects of the sex-dimorphic behavior (including juvenile rough-and-tumble play) of genetic females.
US National Library of Medicine, Archives of sexual behavior 1992 Study Abstract Data from lower mammals suggest a masculinizing or defeminizing influence of pre- or perinatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure on various aspects of the sex-dimorphic behavior (including juvenile rough-and-tumble play) of genetic females. Prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES): childhood play behavior and adult gender-role behavior in women, US National Libr...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES
owner

Prescription Drugs  - 
 
Understanding sexual differentiation of the human brain
DES exposure associated with reduced hemispheric laterality and lowered spatial ability 1992 Study Abstract Ten males exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES), a nonsteroidal synthetic estrogen, during gestation were compared to their matched, unexposed brothers on measures of brain hemispheric specialization for processing nonlinguistic spatial information and cognitive abilities. Effects of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) on hemispheri...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
The results suggest that DES women show less orientation toward parenting than the controls. There were no consistent group differences in other domains of gender-role behavior.
Hormones and behavior, 1989 Study Abstract Animal research has shown that diethylstilbestrol (DES) present during the sensitive developmental periods of the hypothalamus and adjacent areas of the brain affects the development of sex-dimorphic brain structures and subsequent behavior. To test for corresponding behavioral effects in humans, 30 women with a history of prenatal DES exposure were contrasted with 30 unexposed women who had been referre...
2
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
Psychiatric disorders among DES-exposed persons are reportedly twice as common as for nonexposed persons, with anger, anxiety, low self-worth, identity confusion, and guilt the most frequent symptoms. 
Physical and psychological problems associated with exposure to DES 1988 Study Abstract The synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES) was widely prescribed between 1943 and 1971 to minimize pregnancy complications. It has caused serious physical and psychological damage to the women who took it and to their offspring. DES-exposed mothers may suffer a higher incidence of breast cancer, their exposed daughters are at risk for reproductive tract ca...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
Could DES Daughters have difficulties in sexual desire and enjoyment?
Could DES Daughters have difficulties in sexual desire and enjoyment? 1985 Study Abstract Thirty women with a history of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) underwent a detailed sexual history and were compared to a demographically similar sample of 30 women with a history of an abnormal Pap smear. Sexual activity level and sexual functioning in women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol, US National Library of Medicine, Psychosomat...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
DES mothers may manifest increased vulnerability to subsequent stresses in their lives.
Vulnerability to stress among women with in utero diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposed children Abstract In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) was initially linked to vaginal-cervical cancer and subsequently to reproductive difficulties. These unanticipated and ongoing health risks to female offspring may constitute a chronic source of stress for DES mothers. Vulnerability to stress among women with in utero diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposed d...
1
Add a comment...

Communities

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
1993 - DES-exposed males show high rates of lifetime depression.
DES-exposed males show high rates of lifetime depression 1993 Study Abstract Previous research has suggested increased psychopathology in prenatally DES-exposed persons. The current study compares the psychiatric histories and social functioning of 27 men with a history of high-dose prenatal Diethylstilbestrol exposure and their unexposed brothers. Psychopathology and social functioning in men prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES), US Na...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
History of unexplained profoundly low body weight in the DES-exposed women.
Increased risk of profound weight loss among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero 1991 Study Abstract We surveyed 1711 women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, and 919 women not exposed, concerning lifetime weight loss histories. Increased risk of profound weight loss among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, US National Library of Medicine, Behavioral and neural biology, NCBI PubMed PMID: 2059190, 1991 May. Image credit Se...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
1988 - We accomplished the first successful GIFT procedure in a woman with significant uterine effects from prenatal DES exposure. This technique may prove to be an effective treatment for infertile women with DES exposure who have no adequate explanation for their infertility.
This GIFT reproductive technique, tested here in 1988, may prove to be an effective treatment for some of the DES-exposed women. Abstract Pregnancy after gamete intrafallopian transfer in a woman with primary infertility and in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol. A case report, The Journal of reproductive medicine, NCBI PubMed PMID: 3290479, 1988 May. In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) has an adverse effect on reproductive performanc...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
This report concerns the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) on overall psychologic functioning in females.
Current and lifetime adjustment 1987 Study Abstract This report concerns the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) on overall psychologic functioning in females. Thirty DES-exposed women aged 17-30 years and 30 control women with a history of abnormal Pap smear findings were interviewed with the SADS-L and completed the SCL-90-R and the PRI-Q. Psychopathology in prenatally DES-exposed females: current and lifetime adj...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
DES Daughters were found to have unique tubal morphologic features consisting of a foreshortened, convoluted tube with “withered” fimbria with a pinpoint os at laparoscopy. 
DES Daughters were found to have unique tubal morphologic features consisting of a foreshortened, convoluted tube with "withered" fimbria with a pinpoint os at laparoscopy. Fuzzy womb for E. Abstract Structure and function of the fallopian tubes following exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) during gestation, Fertility and sterility, NCBI PubMed PMID: 7308519, 1981 Dec. The association between the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES) and vaginal and c...
1
Add a comment...

DiEthylStilbestrol DES

Shared publicly  - 
 
1979 - Patients were given 25 mg. of #diethylstilbestrol after 2 weeks.
Patients were given 25 mg. of diethylstilbestrol after 2 weeks Abstract The self-administered SCL-90 test was utilized to collect emotional distress data on 120 female patients requesting morning-after pill pregnancy interception. SCL prescores were significant in anxiety, guilt and depression factors. The 2-week post-treatment results showed a significant decrease in these factors. This test provides reliable measurement of emotional distress fa...
1
Add a comment...
Communities
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
About cancer, EDCs, pharma and pregnancy prescription drugs. Health updates include DES transgenerational effects.
Introduction

Around the world, millions of men and women are totally unaware that they were exposed to Diethylstilbestrol DES, a toxic and carcinogenic drug prescribed to pregnant women decades ago to prevent miscarriage which has adverse health side effects on 3 generations. All of these people are not receiving proper medical treatment, or making truly informed decisions about their healthcare, as a result.

How to reach out to DES exposed individuals?
One opportunity I considered when I started writing my DES Blogs "Journal of a DES Daughter" and "DES Daughter Network" was the use of social media networks.

This Google+ page aims to break the wall of silence around the DES drug issues and further raise awareness about the health concerns including cancer and infertility associated with prenatal DES exposure.