It is basically a synthetic form of female hormone; estrogen. In the late century 1940 to 1971, it was a mistaken belief that the administration of this synthetic hormone o the pregnant women will lower the risks of miscarriages and other pregnancy complications.
Those women who administered DES during pregnancy, their children are undertaken the examination in order to observe the effects of this drug and these children are may be called as; “DES-exposed daughters” or “DES-exposed sons”.
Adverse Effects related to this Exposure:
First Generation: It may cause breast cancer or breast mortality in the female who take DES during their pregnancy. Second Generation: It may lead to vaginal tumors in the DES-exposed daughters. While on the other hand, DES exposure may lead to infertility in the males known as DES-exposed sons.