Listen to the Call:
FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
1331 N. 7TH ST. #225
PHOENIX, AZ 85006
TAPE – 726
(Dialing, phone ringing 4x)
CLINIC: Family Planning?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: From 6 to 12 weeks it’s $380, and then after 12 weeks it goes up depending on how far along you are.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how do you know how far along you are?
CLINIC: Do you know the first day of your last normal period?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: January 3rd?
CLINIC: That was a normal period?
CALLER: Yeah. Okay.
CLINIC: Going by that date would put you right now about nine weeks. It would be $380, and it’s a one-day procedure.
CALLER: Oh, okay. How long does it take?
CLINIC: It takes about an hour-and-a-half to two hours. The procedure only takes about three to five minutes, but you’re in our office for about an hour-and-a-half to two hours. Did you want to schedule an appointment?
CALLER: The thing is I’m going to be 14 later on this month, and my friend said that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Yeah, I don’t think that that would be a problem.
CLINIC: You’re only 13 right now?
CALLER: Yeah. I’ll be 14 on the 19th.
CLINIC: I don’t think it will be a problem. Just a lot of times when people are that young they recommend that you have a parent or a relative with you.
CALLER: Well, I don’t have anybody. I mean, I can’t tell my parents at all, and I don’t have any other relatives.
CLINIC: Okay. There’s no parental consent law in Arizona, so I don’t think there should be a problem.
CALLER: My boyfriend and — we were talking about this. And he said he would pay cash for everything, but he doesn’t want anybody to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?
CLINIC: No, uh-uh. If he’s going to pay cash, that’s not a problem.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Do you guys do like a pregnancy test before just to make sure?
CLINIC: Yeah. Have you had a pregnancy test done?
CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for a while, and I’m just kind of scared.
CLINIC: Okay. We don’t like to schedule an appointment until you’ve had a pregnancy test. But you can buy one in the drug store if you’d like, an over-the-counter test, or you can come in to — our lab is open in our Phoenix office Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 in the morning, and then in our (unclear), the office is opened just from 1 to 2:30 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon.
CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost to get a pregnancy test there?
CLINIC: Fifteen dollars.
CALLER: If it came up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah. Then we could schedule you an appointment to come in for a pap smear and get you on birth control.
CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?
CALLER: Okay. I just wish I could talk to my mom like I can talk to you.
CLINIC: Yeah. Just come on in to our office, and we’ll run a pregnancy test and go from there, okay?
CALLER: Well, if I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: My name’s Beth.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.