Risks for DES-Exposed Daughters Compared to Non-Exposed (image) NIH/National Cancer Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption A study of daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol, synthetic estrogen, during pregnancy has found that exposure to the drug while in the womb is associated with many reproductive problems and an increased risk of certain cancers. This chart includes the risks associated with DES exposure, compared to the risks for women who were not exposed to DES in the womb. Credit Image courtesy of the National Cancer Institute Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.