Exposure to a xenoestrogen before birth: the diethylstilbestrol experience.

  title={Exposure to a xenoestrogen before birth: the diethylstilbestrol experience.},
  author={I Palmlund},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={17 2},
  • I Palmlund
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and…
The experiences of diethylstilbestrol (DES), used as a medication for pregnant women, provide a panorama of the effects of an elevated exposure to xenoestrogens during the development of a fetus. DES was common as pregnancy medication in North America, and several European countries from the 1950s into the 1970s. It may still be prescribed as pregnancy medication in Third World countries. DES exposure in utero has been shown to have carcinogenic, teratogenic and reproductive effects. The… CONTINUE READING

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