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.