My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for DES Action USA, New York, NY, USA
This is an irreplaceable resource for any child or grandchild who has ever been exposed to DES before birth. Though DES is not in the news much anymore because OBGYNs stopped prescribing the "better baby pill" after it was discovered (in the early 1970s) that the children, especially the daughters, of mothers given this medication were exposed to high levels of synthetic hormones. And those hormones 15 or more years later led to fatal cancers. There are millions of us still alive who were exposed to this horrible medication. DES Action is one of the few places to which we can turn for support and information. The research coming out of DES studies led to massive changes in what pregnant women are allowed to ingest during their pregnancies. But another big application of this work - which government agencies refuse to deal with - is the amount of synthetic hormones - called endocrine disruptors - we are all ingesting in the pesticides sprayed on all non-organic food. DES Action is immensely important in this fight.