Can a drug make you trans?

Kaitlyn Hayes July 7, 2016
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Women around the world are claiming a drug used by their mothers during pregnancy made them transgender.

In May, a television station in Florida investigated a drug called Diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was used by millions of women in the 1930s to early 1970s to prevent miscarriages and various female health problems.


The hormone has since been proven to cause cancer and several other serious side effects, but the station also found hundreds of women that claimed the drug made them transgender.

Dr. Dana Beyer, a transgender rights advocate, conducted research into the drug and found that lack of regulation and misinformation caused women to take the drug in massive quantities.

“Many of these women were being told they were given super vitamins,” Dr Beyer said.

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