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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
VENTURA, CA 93001
TAPE – 704
(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)
CLINIC: Family Planning Associates (unclear) speaking.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay. Well how much does cost for that?
CLINIC: If you are within the first trimester it is $350.
CALLER: How do you know which trimester you are?
CLINIC: It’s done in 13.5 weeks.
CALLER: My last period was January 3.
CLINIC: January 3? Okay. Right now it’s March. Okay, you’re within 9 weeks right now.
CLINIC: According to that date that you gave me.
CALLER: Yeah. So how much would it cost then?
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — it’s just, the thing is I’m going to be 14 like later on this month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents if I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything and you won’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: You know what?
CLINIC: When is it you’re turning 14?
CALLER: On the 19th.
CLINIC: Of this month?
CLINIC: Let me see. Hold on, okay? March. Is he paying cash?
CLINIC: Okay, by then you’ll be like 11, between 11 and 12 weeks. Is he taking you here, or –
CALLER: Yeah. He’d be the only way I could get there. Is that all right?
CLINIC: If you came, if you paid cash you can give any age you want.
CALLER: Okay. And then that way you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, would you guys like do a pregnancy test beforehand or — it’s just I haven’t taken one yet.
CLINIC: We do that, and if we have to do ultrasound we will also.
CALLER: But is there any way do you think that I’m not pregnant though?
CLINIC: I think you are pregnant. If you haven’t get your period. If you want to come in and get a pregnancy test, it’s free.
CALLER: Okay. For free?
CALLER: Okay. When do you guys normally do that?
CLINIC: Well, you can come in any time from 8:30 to 4:30.
CALLER: Oh. Well, do you have any other day? It’s just, my boyfriend is at work today.
CLINIC: It’s Monday through Friday.
CALLER: Okay. All right.
CLINIC: All right?
CALLER: So, well if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control there?
CLINIC: We do, but we recommend you go to the public health clinics because they give you for free.
CLINIC: And we charge.
CALLER: But would they have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. Even in school. At school?
CLINIC: If you’re in school you can ask for birth control or to recommend you to one of those clinics.
CALLER: All right. So if I had any other questions, could I call and ask for you? What was your name?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
CLINIC: Bye bye.