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Prenatal exposure to synthetic sex hormones – including diethylstilbestrol – as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders

Prenatal exposure to synthetic sex hormones – including diethylstilbestrol – as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders

DES (a widespread abbreviation for diethylstilbestrol, a synthetic estrogen), has been marketed in the 1950s in many countries by different pharmaceutical companies (UCB Pharma, Borne, Eli Lilly...), under different brand names (Distilbene®, Stilboestrol-Borne®, Furostilboestrol®...) This drug, advertised as a new "miracle drug&...

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Resilience: a scientist's campaign against synthetic hormones - Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard's testimonial (Hhorages)

Resilience: a scientist's campaign against synthetic hormones – Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard's testimonial

Like many women between 1949 and 1970 (in France), Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard, after having a miscarriage, was prescribed a "miraculous" treatment that was supposed to guarantee the success of her subsequent pregnancies.

At that time, following the thesis of the American biologist Olive Watkins Smith, physicians were thoroug...

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Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, WONDER DRUG screenwriter and DES activist, to the Scottish Parliament.

Speech by Caitlin McCarthy, DES daughter, screenwriter of WONDER DRUG, to the Scottish Parliament: a historic moment for the DES cause

Caitlin McCarthy lives in Worcerster, USA. She is a teacher and the screenwriter of Wonder Drug, a highly anticipated movie about the DES drug disaster set to be produced by Rhino Films. We have had the opportunity to interview her last year, so if you haven't yet, we invite you to...

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Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of diabetes, gallbladder disease, and pancreatic disorders and malignancies

Effects of in utero diethylstilbestrol exposure on the pancreas

DES (diethylstilbestrol) is a synthetic estrogen and notorious endocrine disruptor synthesized in 1938 by a group of English scientists led by E.C. Dodds. It has been marketed in many countries by different pharmaceutical companies, mainly to prevent miscarriage and prematurity risks in pregnant women.

In France, DES was prescribed und...

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Le grand désordre hormonal, written by Corinne Lalo and published by Le Cherche Midi Editor

Le grand désordre hormonal : ce qui nous empoisonne à notre insu, by Corinne Lalo - Le Cherche Midi Editor

Endocrine disruptors are synthetic substances that have an effect similar to that of hormone derivatives. In particular, they induce hormonal disorders of sexuality in humans and animals.

Although it was defined in the Wingspread Declaration1 (United States) in 1991, the concept of "endocrine disruptors" can be dif...

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