Telling partner about trying to conceive.
My mother had pre- cancerous cells on her cervix by 19, potentially because of her prenatal exposure to DES.
My pap smear results indicated HSIL (high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions), or CIN 2, which means that about two- thirds of my cervical cells appeared abnormal. It’s the middle ground of bad pap smear test results: fixable, but not good news.
I’d been raised to expect it; although no one really knew what would happen with the third generation of DES kids, no one expected it to be good. I just wasn’t expecting it quite so soon.
My doctor told me that I should consider putting my career on hold and having children early, rather than later and risking the chance I may not have them.