Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was the first synthetic estrogen to be created. Never patented, it was cheap and easy to produce, so DES was made by hundreds of drug companies in the U.S. and around the world. DES was prescribed to millions of pregnant women in the mistaken belief that it could prevent miscarriage. It did not work but instead, DES harmed the mothers, the children born of those pregnancies and possibly the grandchildren and beyond.
Sign This Petition
DES exposure is an important part of our medical history because it affects us at every stage of our lives. It will also affect many of our children. Then why are we not asked on medical forms about our exposure?
One of our members, Bonnie Gillespie, thought it was time to do something about it. She’s written a petition and we are helping her gather signatures. Please sign it and also post it on your Facebook or Twitter account.
The more signatures we have the better as DES Action sets up meetings with the various associations that determine what questions are found on medical history forms.