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    Effects of Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Exposure - Topic Overview

    Between 1948 and 1971, millions of women took a drug called diethylstilbestrol (DES) to prevent miscarriage.

    Daughters born to women who took DES while pregnant have a slightly higher risk of developing:

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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