Listen to the Call:
7901 E. THOMAS RD. # 106
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251-6541
TAPE – 583
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Scottsdale. This is Aquilla (sp). How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering — well, do you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, at this clinic we don’t. Were you wanting information on abortion?
CALLER: Well, yeah. I just had a lot of questions actually. The thing is — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of it and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: Well, how Planned Parenthood works, everything is pretty much confidential.
CLINIC: So depending on if you wanted your parents to know, then you know that’s up to you.
CLINIC: Like if you were ever planning on having a termination service done, then you would, we would recommend that — not that you tell your parents but that you bring someone along with you.
CALLER: Oh, well, my boyfriend can come. Is that all right?
CLINIC: Yeah, that’s fine. But as far as you, your parents knowing or even finding out, it’s strictly confidential.
CALLER: Okay. Well, the main reason why I’m wondering about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m just really scared.
CLINIC: Have you taken a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Okay. You said December 26?
CLINIC: Now are you aware if your periods are normally regular?
CALLER: Well, usually.
CLINIC: Okay. And right now are you on any type of birth control?
CALLER: No. I mean, that’s one thing we were wanting to get. Like if I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control there?
CLINIC: Yeah. How old were you again?
CALLER: I’ll be 14 next month.
CLINIC: Okay. We do offer government funding called Title X for Teens 19 and under.
CLINIC: So it’s income-based, so based on your income we’ll determine what range you qualify for or how –
CALLER: Well, I don’t have any income. I don’t have a job.
CLINIC: Well, it’s not necessarily if you have a job. It’s an allowance or if your boyfriend gives you money or your parents or things like that, basically when you’re filling out this information you can put anything except zero, so.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, would I just give you like my boyfriend’s income then?
CLINIC: No, it would be yours. So like if you — if he gave you $5 yesterday you can put that down. Basically when you’re filling out this information you can’t put zero down is what I’m saying.
CALLER: Oh. Okay.
CALLER: So I could get birth control there?
CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No. Like I said, it’s confidential. The only way someone can find out about it is if you tell them.
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: And if you did want to come down for a pregnancy test, we do offer that service on a walk-in basis, so you can just come on down and have that done whenever the time is convenient for you. We do close at — today’s Thursday, right? We do close at 6:00, so anytime before that would be fine if you wanted to come down.
CALLER: Okay. Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay for everything, but we were talking about all this and we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us. So if he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?
CALLER: Oh. All right.
CALLER: All right. Okay.
CLINIC: Unless he was like paying with a credit card or something like that or debit.
CALLER: Well, he said that he would pay with cash, so.
CALLER: SO it would be all right then?
CLINIC: That would be fine.
CALLER: Okay. I need to call him to see when he could take me in there, but if I thought of any other questions could I call and talk to you? What was your name?
CLINIC: Okay? Or anyone here can help. But if you would prefer to talk to me, that’s fine.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
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