Were You, Your Son, or Daughter One of the Millions Exposed to DES?
From 1938 to 1971, approximately five to 10 million pregnant women and their babies were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES). DES is a synthetic estrogen that was prescribed by doctors to prevent miscarriage, premature birth, and other pregnancy issues.
In 1971, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised doctors to stop prescribing the drug to pregnant women. Research found it did not prevent pregnancy problems and could cause serious health concerns, including vaginal cancer in women whose mothers had taken DES during pregnancy.
If you or your children were exposed to DES, we can help.*