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#590 – Planned Parenthood in Medford, OR

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
916 TOWN CENTER DR
MEDFORD, OR 97504-6100
541-773-8285

TAPE – 590

(dialing sounds) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Good afternoon. Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, we don’t.

CALLER: Oh. Well, do you know of any place that does?

CLINIC: We do have some resources. We ask that you come in and pick up a packet.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, could I ask you a question real quick?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: It’s just — I was — I’m just worried about all this because like well — I’ll be 14 years old next month, and my friend told me 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: Okay. Well, we — have you had a pregnancy test yet?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: No. Okay –

CALLER: I just haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. So what you would want to do is come in and have the pregnancy test with us.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It is completely confidential. I am going to suggest to you that you do not say when you come how old your boyfriend is.

CALLER: Oh.

CLINIC: You don’t have him come with you because we would have to report that.

CALLER: Why?

CLINIC: Why? Because it’s illegal.

CALLER: Oh. Well –

CLINIC: For him to be having sexual relationship with you. It’s illegal.

CALLER: But if he doesn’t come in you don’t have to say anything?

CLINIC: Do not say to anyone here how old your boyfriend is.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: If you say that, then we’ll have to report it.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So come in and have a pregnancy test, and if it’s positive then we will talk to you about what your options are, and we’ll give you information, you know, whatever information you might need.

CALLER: Okay. Well, what if it wasn’t positive? Could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes, you could.

CALLER: I just don’t want to have to go through all this again, so.

CLINIC: Yeah. You know, I think you’re very wise.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, it’s just — the thing is, I can’t drive. I don’t know how I would get there to pick up the birth control, or whatever.

CLINIC: Well, get here however you can. Just don’t bring your boyfriend in here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And don’t say anything.

CALLER: Okay. But if I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody then?

CLINIC: No.

CALLER: Oh, okay. It’s just — I have a lot of questions and I don’t — I just don’t know what to do.

CLINIC: Yeah. I think the best place to start is here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: To give you a pregnancy test and get you set up on some birth control.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Well, are you guys going to be open tomorrow? Because I don’t know if I can find a ride tonight.

CLINIC: Tomorrow our walk-in hours are from 1;00 to 3:00.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Okay Well, if I had a problem could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Sorra (sp).

CALLER: Okay. All right.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

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