8:19 pm - 02/24/2006

VPFUAA (VP's Frequently-Used Acronyms and Abbreviations)

This is an update on the post Jen made with all the handy VP abbreviations. It's the same info with just a few additions and some alphabetizing/formatting. As always, feel free to chime in if you'd like to see anything added/modified.



The asterisk (*) means that an acronym has more than one meaning. If an item is bolded, that means it is used most frequently. Click on the letters below to skip to that section.






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A-C + D-H + I-O + P-Z +






A - C

AB Abortion

AFAIK
As Far As I Know
AP Attached Parenting

BBW
Big Beautiful Woman (a plus-sized woman)
BC(P) Birth Control Pill(s)

BF
Breast Feeding
BM* Bowel Movement / Breast Milk (best to keep these separate, really)

BMI
Body Mass Index
BTB Breakthrough Bleeding (common term for spotting or irregular bleeding between periods)

BTW
By The Way
BUM Back-Up Method (usually refers to birth control/STI protection)

BV
Bacterial Vaginosis

COLP/COLPO

Colposcopy (usually done with biopsy to examine and test cells which appear abnormal on a pap smear)

 

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D - H

D&C Dilation & Curettage (commonly, removing contents of the uterus, as in abortion)

D&E
Dilation & Evacuation (commonly removing contents of the uterus, as in second trimester abortion)
DC / D/C Discharge

DD
Dear Daughter
DH Dear Husband

DIY
Do-It-Yourself
DS Dear Son

EB / EBP

Everyday Bodies Project
EBM Expressed Breast Milk

EC / ECP
Emergency Contraception (Pill), often refers to Plan B
ED Eating Disorder

Endo
Endometriosis

FAM

Fertility Awareness Method
FAQ Frequently-Asked Question(s)

FTM

Female-To-Male, transgender/transsexual
FWB Friend With Benefits

FYI
For Your Information
GP General Practitioner (doctor)

GYN / Gyno
Gynecologist
HBC
Hormonal Birth Control

HCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, the hormone found in a pregnant woman (what most pregnancy tests are testing for)
HCH Horizontal Clit Hood (a type of piercing)

HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPV Human Papillomavirus

HSV
Herpes Simplex Virus

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I - O
IAWTC I Agree With This Comment
IUD
Intrauterine Device, generally referring to Paragard or Mirena
JTLYK Just To Let You Know
LC Lactation Consultant
LDR Long-Distance Relationship
LEEP Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, a common gynecological procedure to remove abnormal cervical cells
LGBTQ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Questioning/Queer
LJ
LiveJournal
LTR Long-Term Relationship
MAP Morning After Pill, more commonly known as EC(P)
MC Misscarriage
MTF
Male-To-Female, transgender/transsexual
NSFW Not Safe For Work
NWS Not Work Safe
OB Obstetrician
OC(s) Oral Contraceptive(s)
OP Original Poster
OSO Other Significant Other
OT Off-Topic
OTC* Over The Counter (sold without a prescription) / Ortho Tri-Cyclen (a common brand of hormonal birth control)

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P - Z

PA Prince Albert (a type of piercing)
PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIV Penis-In-Vagina (generally referring to intercourse)

PMDD
Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
PMS Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

PMT

Pre-Menstrual Tension (alternative vocabulary for PMS)
PP Planned Parenthood

POP

Progestogen-Only Pill

PT
Pregnancy Test
SA Sexually Active

SAHD
Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM Stay-At-Home Mom

SO
Significant Other
SSM Safe Space Maintainer
SSV Safe Space Violation

SSW
Safe Space Warning
STD Sexually-Transmitted Disease (usually considered an outdated term)

STI
Sexually-Transimitted Infection(s)
TMI Too Much Information (there is no such thing in VP, you know!)

TTC
Trying To Conceive

TY
Thank You
UPI Unprotected Intercourse

U/S
Ultrasound
UTI
Urinary Tract Infection

VBAC
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean-Section
VCH Vertical Clit Hood (a type of piercing)

VP

VaginaPagina
VP on LJ
VaginaPagina Community on LiveJournal

VVS
Vulvar Vestibulitis
WAHD Work-At-Home Dad

WAHM
Work-At-Home Mom

WBC

White Blood Cells (commonly present with any sort of infection)

YI

Yeast Infection

YW

You're Welcome

YMMV

Your Mileage May Vary

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ticktockman 25th-Feb-2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Long before the internet there was a bar in New Haven Connecticut called The Old Heidelburg that had a sign over the bar reading I.I.T.U.W.I.M.W.U.B.M.A.D.

You know how it goes, someone new to the bar would ask what it meant, and a regular would say "If I tell you what it means will you buy me a drink?". I don't know if anyone ever bought anyone a drink because of it.

*daha*
photobooth15501 25th-Feb-2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Ahhahahaha I think that is clever!
oh________brad 25th-Feb-2006 03:53 am (UTC)
lol!
ibeliveinfaes 25th-Feb-2006 03:56 am (UTC)
Yeah New Haven! *lives about 20 minutes from N.H.*
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