DES Stories tells the human story of DES (diethylstilbestrol) exposure, through photo portraits and interviews with women and men exposed to the synthetic estrogen drug, DES (diethylstilbestrol).
DES Stories is written
by Margaret Lee Braun with photographs by Nancy M. Stuart.
The National Cancer Institute estimates there are 10 million DES-exposed women and men in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands in Europe, Canada, Australia, yet DES (diethylstilbestrol) exposure is little understood.
DES Stories is the first book to put a face on DES. Men and women exposed to DES show their faces and tell their point of view. Their stories convey the courage and resiliency of DES survivors and show how DES is an ongoing reality for millions of people, worldwide.
Photography highlights the out-of-sight nature of DES exposure. The subjects' youthfulness and apparent health contrasts with their medical biographies and the bold honesty of their stories. DES Stories makes vivid the connections between DES and illness-and environmental chemicals that cause similar harm to wildlife.
Theo Colborn, Ph.D., acclaimed environmental scientist, and co-author of Our Stolen Future, writes the Foreword to DES Stories. Author Margaret Lee Braun tells about her own journey from DES cancer patient to DES educator and co-founder of the national DES Cancer Network. Photographer Nancy M. Stuart writes about how to capture the invisible nature of DES on film. Also included are a DES timeline, history, research information, glossary, and references.