DIETHYLSTILBESTROL (DES)

What is DIETHYLSTILBESTROL (DES)?

DIETHYLSTILBESTROL (DES) meaning A drug given to pregnant women from the early 1940s until 1971 to help with common problems during pregnancy. The drug has been linked to cancer of the cervix or vagina in women whose mother took the drug while pregnant.

 

reference: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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