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FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATES MEDICAL GROUP
659 W. WASHINGTON BLVD.
CHICAGO, IL 60606
TAPE – 760
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
CLINIC: Family Planning Associates. This is Martha. Can I help you?
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: How many weeks are you?
CALLER: I’m not really sure. How do you know?
CLINIC: When was your last period?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, we offer the surgical procedure, which is the DNC, and that’s $370 asleep or 295 awake. And that’s done on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, or we offer the abortion pill which is $500. And that’s done on Thursdays and Fridays.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Which one should I get?
CLINIC: That’s up to you.
CALLER: Well, which one is better? I don’t know.
CLINIC: Well, that’s also up to you. It depends on what you’re more comfortable with. If you’d rather have just the DNC and be done with it, then obviously the surgery. If it’s for the pill, then that requires a little bit more work on your part. Because that basically induces a miscarriage with oral medication.
CALLER: Oh, okay. The thing is I’m really kink of worried. I’m going to be 14 later on this 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: No. We don’t have an age requirement. There’s no parental consent in Illinois.
CLINIC: But I would just then go ahead and schedule for the surgery not for the pill. Because the pill, you have to do that at time, and it’s a lot more complicated.
CALLER: Okay. I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that there just to make sure?
CLINIC: Yeah, you can or you can just get one at the store. Once it’s positive, then you can come here and schedule the appointment.
CALLER: Are the ones that you get at the store normally right?
CALLER: Oh, okay. I just didn’t know. Me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we don’t want anyone to know about us. But he said he was going to pay cash for everything. Would he have to fill out any forms if he was paying?
CALLER: Okay. So his name wouldn’t have to be on anything anywhere?
CLINIC: No, uh-uh.
CALLER: All right. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Yeah. The exam for those are only done on Thursdays. But what you need to do first is get a test. And then once you get a test, then you can give us a call and schedule whatever you want.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, how much does the birth control cost?
CLINIC: The exam is $60 and pills are $17 a pack.
CALLER: Okay. And you’re sure nobody would have to know about that or anything?
CLINIC: Right. All that is confidential.
CALLER: Okay. I’ll talk to you later.
CALLER: Thanks. Bye.