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#231 – Planned Parenthood in Oak Ridge, TN

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
162 RIDGEWAY CENTER
OAK RIDGE, TN 37830-6967
865-694-7155

TAPE – 231

(dialing sound) (ringing 2X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: No, we don’t. There’s two clinics in Knoxville that do if you’d like their phone numbers.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: There’s the Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: 637-3861. And there’s also the Volunteer Medical Clinic — 522-5173.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if like — well I’m just worried because like my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he take care of that, or –

CLINIC: No. If you’re under age 18, they have to notify one of your parents. It’s a state law.

CALLER: Is there any way not to tell them? Because if they found out, I would be in big trouble.

CLINIC: I’m not — I don’t know exactly what that is. I mean, they have to have the consent of one of the parents. If you call one of these two clinics right here, since they perform that procedure, they would be able to tell you more about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you guys do birth control there?

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Okay. So would you — would it be all right if I came in there and got birth control, or like if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: Yeah. Have you had an exam within the last year?

CALLER: No.

CLINIC: Okay. You have to get an exam, an annual exam.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And those are based on income and family size. I assume you’re not employed though, right?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. So your exam would be $40.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: And then our pills are $15 a pack.

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: No, no. We don’t have to notify your parents or anything to get on birth control.

CALLER: Okay. Would it be all right like if my boyfriend brought me, because I don’t know how else I would get there.

CLINIC: Yeah, yeah. That’s fine. He can come with you.

CALLER: But you wouldn’t have to tell anybody about him or anything?

CLINIC: No, no. It’s completely confidential. You know, we don’t discuss it with anybody.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: You know, unless you tell us that it’s okay — like if your boyfriend wanted to come in and pick up your pills for you, you know, that would be fine with us as long as we have your consent that it’s okay to let him. But like, you know, if your parents call, or whatever, we can’t even tell them that you’re a patient here.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: It’s completely confidential.

CALLER: Okay.

CLINIC: Okay?

CALLER: If I talk to him and he had questions would it be all right if I called you back?

CLINIC: Sure.

CALLER: What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Tina.

CALLER: Okay. Thanks.

CLINIC: Okay. Thank you.

CALLER: Bye.

CLINIC: Bye bye.

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