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8836 E. BROADWAY BLVD.
TUCSON, AZ 85710-4036
TAPE – 581
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
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CLINIC: May I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, we sure don’t, not at this location. They are done at our center on 5th Avenue.
CALLER: Okay. You have the number for that?
CLINIC: Yeah. It’s 884-5562.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, I’m just worried because like well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 next month.
CLINIC: You know, I’m not quite sure. I know usually you don’t have to, but at 13 you might have to. I’m not sure. You’d have to ask them downtown.
CLINIC: Because I’m really not sure.
CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is, the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just scared.
CLINIC: Yeah. Well, then you probably — you haven’t done a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, you probably should have one done first.
CALLER: Well, could I come in there for that?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can come in any time. You don’t need an appointment.
CALLER: Well, would you have to tell my parents about that?
CALLER: Oh. Okay. Well, it’s just my boyfriend and me were talking about all this, and we decided that we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. But he said he would pay for everything. Well, if he was paying for everything though would he have to sign anything?
CLINIC: For the pregnancy — I don’t know about for the abortion part. For the pregnancy test, no. You just come in. You’re going to fill out some paperwork for yourself, and we’ll do the pregnancy test. And we don’t — it’s confidential.
CALLER: Oh. So he wouldn’t have to fill out anything then?
CLINIC: No. He doesn’t need to fill anything out for that. I don’t know about for the other part.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control that same day?
CLINIC: Probably you would need to make an appointment for that to come back.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, if I was on birth control — it’s just I can’t drive yet to come pick up the pills. Would my boyfriend be able to pick them up?
CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, I just have a lot of questions. Could — if I thought of anything else to ask you could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: My name’s Kim.
CALLER: All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: Uh-huh. Bye.
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