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Pregnancy Drug Scandal

Tens of thousands of British families are to be asked if they are victims of a drug given to pregnant women which can cause fatal illness in the second, and possibly even third, generations. Some women given the drug in the UK have already obtained compensation in America.

DES Daughter 7 years ago

Giant Manta Rays Protected by Convention On Migratory Species

Giant mantas are to be added to the Convention on Migratory Species (or CMS), an intergovernmental treaty set up to help get nations working together to conserve the endangered animals that roam around our planet, ignoring the political boundaries we set up.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

ICCAT Must Do More to Protect Our Oceans’ Top Predators

The fishing countries of the Atlantic can no longer ignore the shark populations they are responsible for protecting. We should be scared for sharks – not of them – and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) must do more to protect our oceans’ top predators.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

DES: a Drug Scandal Like No Other

DES Concerns: the Next Generation - DES, a drug given to pregnant women years ago, has health consequences over three generations. DES is not only a drug, it is a drug scandal, a cover up that nobody has heard of affecting millions of people around the world and you may be one of them. Watch this short video clip to find out more about DES.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

Take Action: Protect Our UK Seas

SIGN THE PETITION: Show the UK government you support the creation of a marine conservation network to protect the UK's threatened sea life. Currently, less than one percent of our seas are protected. Proposals in the UK Marine Act plan to establish 127 Marine Conservation Zones. Public pressure is much needed to make the government realize that in order to protect our marine environments one of the best things we can do is to establish an ecological coherent network of Marine Protected Areas.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

DES And Breast Cancer

According to a new study, DES, the anti-miscarriage drug used in the USA but also used in Australia and many European countries decades ago, has been linked to health problems — including breast cancer, infertility, difficult pregnancies and early menopause — in the daughters and the granddaughters of women who took it. The study suggests that one in 50 DES daughters had the chance of developing breast cancer due to their prenatal exposure to DES.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

DES: The Story of a Worldwide Drug Tragedy

2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the DES cancer link being made at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr Arthur L Herbst. DES, a toxic and carcinogenic drug, was prescribed to millions of pregnant women for decades. The currently proven effects of prenatal exposure to DES include a rare vaginal cancer; greater risk for breast cancer; abnormal reproductive organs; infertility; high-risk pregnancies; and possible risk for testicular cancer. DES is a worldwide drug tragedy.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

The DES Story, Lessons Learned

Dr. Robert Hoover, director of NCI’s Epidemiology and Biostatistics Programme, discusses a new study of diethylstilbestrol (DES), a drug once prescribed to pregnant women. Dr. Hoover describes the history behind DES and the long-term health effects that are now known to be associated with prenatal exposure to the drug.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

2011 DES Study Media Coverage

Over the past 24 hours, there has been an unprecedented flurry of media attention on DES related health issues. This come after a long-awaited DES study was published on October 06th in the New England Journal of Medicine which carefully documents elevated risk for women exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES in short) for a host of medical problems including cancer, infertility, ectopic pregnancies, and preterm labor.

DES Daughter 8 years ago

New Study Suggests Lifetime Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes for Women Exposed to DES

I call on the media in the UK to report on the new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting lifetime adverse health issues for DES Daughters during October 2011 breast cancer awareness month. It is estimated that 300,000 individuals have been exposed to DES in the UK. Don't they have the right to know?

DES Daughter 8 years ago