Listen to the Call:
OFFICES OF DR. SHEIKH – PREGNANCY OPTIONS
1725 HARRODSBURG RD. # H2
LEXINGTON, KY 40504
TAPE – 824
(Dialing, phone ringing 2x)
CLINIC: Good afternoon, Dr. Sheikh office.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: What did you say? I can’t hear you.
CLINIC: Yes, ma’am. And it’s $420 up to 11 weeks.
CALLER: How do you know how many weeks you are?
CLINIC: When was the first day of your last normal period; do you know?
CALLER: January 15th.
CLINIC: Today you’re eight weeks.
CLINIC: It would be the 420 up to 11 weeks of pregnancy. That fee includes everything unless you have RH negative blood type.
CLINIC: Do you know what yours is?
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: If it’s negative it’s an additional $55. If not, like I said, everything’s included.
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. By my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of it, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: We don’t tell anybody. Everything’s strictly confidential. But if you’re under age, then you’ll have to either tell your parents or you can call Planned Parenthood and talk to someone there about getting a judicial bypass.
CALLER: What’s that?
CLINIC: It just says that you’re old enough to make your own decisions for yourself without involving your parents or legal guardian.
CALLER: Does that always work?
CLINIC: There’s quite a few girls that come here that have the judicial bypass. You’ll have to go in front of a judge. And they can tell you all the information how to go about that and things.
CALLER: How much does it cost?
CLINIC: I don’t know. Let me give you their phone number, and you can call them and find out.
CLINIC: It’s 252-8494. I think at the recording you can just press zero I believe and talk to someone there.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CLINIC: And just tell them that you need information on a judicial bypass.
CALLER: I haven’t had a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys be able to do that there?
CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. It’s $10. And if you want to come by the office, we can do that.
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about a pregnancy test though?
CLINIC: No. We can’t give out any information no matter how old you are.
CALLER: Oh, all right. Well, my boyfriend, we were talking about this, and he said that he would pay for everything. But we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would he have to fill out any papers or anything or have his name on anything if he was paying for it?
CALLER: Okay. All right. If it turned out that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah. We could schedule an appointment with you and get your started on something. Uh-huh.
CALLER: Okay. How much does it cost for birth control?
CLINIC: For an annual exam, which includes the pap smear — the test that’s done once a year that checks for cancer cells of the cervix — it’s going to be around $100.
CALLER: All right. Would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?
CALLER: So it’s just me and my boyfriend don’t want to go through all this again. So we’re wanting to get birth control.
CLINIC: Do you know where we’re located at?
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend does.
CLINIC: Okay. You can come on, and we’ll do the test. And we can just go from there.
CALLER: If I had any other questions, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: My name’s (unclear).
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: All right.