A Healthy Baby Girl (1996)
Women Make Movies
When pregnant with her, filmmaker Judith Helfand's mother took the synthetic hormone diethylstilbestrol (DES) to prevent miscarriage and ensure a healthy baby. Born in 1963, twenty-five years later Ms. Helfand was diagnosed with DES-related cervical cancer and had a radical hysterectomy. She explores the "relationship between women's health, public policy, medical ethics and corporate responsiblity." (quote from Women Make Movies site). The film was made by Judith Helfand and was funded by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with fund provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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Birth of a Healthy Girl After Preimplantation Gender Determination Using a Combination of Polymerase Chain Reaction and Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization Analysis Verlinsky, Yury; Rechitsky, Svetlana; Freidine, Michael; Cieslak, Jeanine; Strom, Charles; Lifchez, Aaron (1996-02)