About DES Action Australia

DES Action Australia is a national support and advocacy group for people exposed to the synthetic oestrogen DES, and related hormones.


DES Action Australia formed in late 1979. The DES issue received publicity in Australia following media interest in a New York court case: Joyce Bichler was the first DES daughter to successfully sue the pharmaceutical industry over clear cell cancer. In September 1979, Melbourne’s ‘Age’ newspaper and local ABC TV did follow-up stories looking at the use of DES in Australia...

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