DES abbreviation for diethylstilbestrol is a drug, a synthetic estrogen that was developed and prescribed to supplement a woman's natural estrogen production. It was given to "help" women who tended to have miscarriages and premature deliveries to hold onto their pregnancies.
Even though it was found to have absolutely no influence on holding onto pregnancies, (and just as many miscarriages continued to occur while on this medicine) it was still prescribed from 1938-1971 to pregnant women.
This heinous crime legally took place not only under the guise of benefitting women whose pregnancies tend to miscarry, BUT it was given out like vitamins in routine pregnancies (ie not pregnancies even at risk, but normal healthy pregnancies).
DES was, never banned and was continued to be prescribed in the U.S. as well as other countries beyond 1971. In European countries it continued to be prescribed up until 1994 in some third world countries.
Pharmacuetical companies not wanting to lose out on millions made from this drug, began to convince Farms to feed this cure all hormone Diethylstilbestrol to their Livestock, to Fatten their Cattle and chickens and increase sales.
After more than 30 years of research it is well known that DES is a teratogen that causes malformations in an embyo or fetus.
It was never tested before it was put on the market. Woman were told they were doing a good thing for their babies.
Women who took DES are at risk for Breast and other...
I'M RICH BIOTCH
"I have DES."
Claire: I know i think that guy just shat himself - hes such a des!
A person in a group of mates who has been chosen to drive to the pub/club/party and thus has to stay sober for the whole night.
Because of this he/she - as payment - has all drinks bought for him/her for that night
Dave: Des is gonna be des
Jack: What Des is the des?
Jack: Fair enough...