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Diethylstilbesterol (DES)

Diethylstilbesterol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen hormone used prior to 1971 to prevent miscarriages. It has been associated with an increased risk of cancer among the women who took the hormone and their children. Daughters may have difficulty with conception. Children of women who took this drug may get information related to their condition from DES Action, Long Island Jewish Hospital, New Hyde Park, NY 11040.

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