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Welcome to the portion of CDC's DES Update for DES Sons. In this section, you will find the health risks associated with DES and steps you can to take protect your health and the health of your family. Links to more detailed information about DES are provided at the bottom of the page.
DES Sons are defined as men born between 1938 and 1971 who were exposed to DES before birth (in the womb). Research has confirmed that DES Sons are at an increased risk for:
  • Non-cancerous epididymal cysts

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Information on Health Risks Although scientists have answered many questions about health risks associated with exposure to DES, questions remain about potential health risks and related concerns.    Recent Research for DES Sons For information on how such research was conducted, see Understanding DES Research.

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