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Treble-Up: Use 3 Forms of Contraceptive

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The following glossary is adapted from the glossary provided by Planned Parenthood at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/glossary.

Dental dam: A stretchable square of latex used as a barrier during certain dental procedures. Also sometimes used as a barrier for safer sex.

Depo-provera: The brand name of a progestin, DMPA (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate), that is injected into the buttock or arm every 12 weeks to prevent pregnancy. It is a reversible method of birth control available only by prescription.

Depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate or DMPA: Progestin found in Depo-Provera. Used for contraception.

Diabetic vulvitis: A yeast infection caused by contact with urine that has the high sugar content associated with a woman with diabetes.

Diaphragm: A soft rubber dome intended to fit securely over the cervix. Used with spermicide, the diaphragm is a reversible barrier method of birth control available only by prescription.

DMPA: See Depotmedroxyprogesterone acetate.

Douche: A spray of water or solution of medication into the vagina.

Dysmenorrhea: Pain or discomfort during or before menstruation.

Dyspareunia: Painful vaginal intercourse for women that may be caused by hormonal imbalances. Most likely to happen after menopause.