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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER MIAMI
1699 SW 27TH AVE FL 2
MIAMI, FL 33145-2046
TAPE – 389
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys. The clinic is open at this time. To speak to a medical staff person, please press 7 (dial button pressed).
Thank you. One moment please.
CLINIC: Good morning. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: No, we don’t. I can give you a number to a place where we refer our clients to.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: It’s called A Choice for Women, 305-630-3363.
CALLER: Well, do you know if they would have to say anything? My friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion. But my boyfriend’s 22.
CLINIC: What you would do is, honestly, call there and find out how they would do it because I’m honestly not sure because I don’t work there, so I’m not sure. But we’ve checked them out and everything and it’s a decent place. But otherwise you’d have to call them in order to find out the age and all that kind of stuff, okay?
CALLER: Okay. Well, I’m just really scared, and I don’t know what to do. Could I come in there for a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Did you do a pregnancy test already?
CLINIC: So how do you know you’re pregnant?
CALLER: Well, I’m just really scared because I haven’t had my period since December 14th.
CLINIC: Since December? They do pregnancy testing there for free. So what you would do, you’d go there, do the test, and then if that’s what you wanted to do — if you didn’t want to continue — they’d be able to help you out. They’d do some counseling and everything with you there.
CALLER: It’s just my friend told me that you guys were better to go to. But if I came in there and got a pregnancy test —
CLINIC: You’d get a referral. You’d pay $15 for the pregnancy test, and then from there we’d give you a referral. And then that’s where we’d send you to if that’s what you wanted to do.
CALLER: Well, if it said that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys have birth control there?
CLINIC: We offer birth control pills. But you’d have to do the exam, which is a pap smear, breast exam and pelvic exam. And then from —
CALLER: How much does that all cost?
CLINIC: Regular price is 60 to $80. And then after that you’d be able to buy birth control pills from us, and that’s 17 to $28 per pack, depending on which type. We also have a class that’s going to be this evening at 5:30 that’s for teens 18 and under. And if you want you can go to the class, and that will help discount your exams and everything with us and your birth control pills if that’s what you decide that you want to do.
CALLER: What all does the class talk about?
CLINIC: They’re going to talk about birth control pills and the types of exams that we do here. And then they also talk about STDs and things like that. So it’s real cool. Everybody there is 18 and under, so it’s not like you’re going to be with older folks, you know what I mean?
CALLER: Well, I would just really prefer my boyfriend to be there with me —
CLINIC: He can go with you.
CALLER: It’s all right?
CLINIC: He can go with you. That’s fine. The class is going to be this evening at 5:30.
CALLER: I just don’t want anybody to know about us or anything.
CLINIC: No, it’s fine. The only way they would know is if you told them because we don’t give out any information unless you’ve authorized us to do so.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I was on birth control, you guys wouldn’t have to tell anybody or anything?
CLINIC: No. Only if you told somebody would they know you’re on birth control.
CLINIC: Okay? So did you want the information for the class this evening?
CLINIC: Do you have our address?
CALLER: Yeah, my boyfriend does.
CLINIC: So basically what you’re going to do is go to the class. It’s on the third floor, and it starts at 5:30, and it finishes at 6:30, okay?
CLINIC: And then when you finish the class they’ll give you a little card that you bring with you when you come for your exam and everything. And then what we can do when you come, we can do your pregnancy test. And then if it’s positive, well, we’ll take it from there, and if it’s negative we’ll take it from there as well, okay?
CLINIC: All right then.
CALLER: You’ve been a lot of help. What’s your name?
CLINIC: Anika (ph).
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.