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A Healthy Baby Girl


In 1990, Judith Helfand was helping to research a documentary on DES (diethylstilbestrol), a drug that between 1947 and 1971 was prescribed to help prevent miscarriages. After DEA studies revealed that the drug caused cancer in the off-spring of mothers who took it, DES was removed from the market. Helfand's mother took the drug and it is during her work on the film that Judith is discovered with cervical cancer and undergoes a radical hysterectomy. After her traumatic experience, Judith tried to take...more