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#206 – Planned Parenthood in Garden Grove, CA

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GARDEN GROVE, CA 92841-4225

TAPE – 206

(dialing sound) (ringing 1X)

RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood of Garden Grove. (Spanish interpretation) If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you know your party’s extension you may dial it at any time. For our address and directions please press 3. For a listing of our services please press 4. For pregnancy testing hours, please press 5. For established patient wishing information on refills and supply visits, please press 6. To make an appointment or speak with the next available attendant, please press 7. (dial sound) Please hold while I try that extension. (music) In the movies they show you the foreplay and skip to the fireworks. They forget to mention the consequences. That’s why we offer all the services that women, men and teens need in the real world — education, comprehensive family planning services, birth control, emergency contraception, confidential HIV testing, prenatal care, teen hotlines, cancer screening with medical professionals at every location.

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood.

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

CLINIC: We don’t do them in this office. We do them in our Orange office.

CALLER: Okay. Do you have that number?

CLINIC: Yeah. We can help schedule the appointment for you if you need an appointment. Or you just have questions, or what?

CALLER: Oh. Well, I just had a few questions actually.

CLINIC: Okay. What is the questions?

CALLER: It’s just my friend told me that like since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just take care of everything?

CLINIC: That’s not true. We don’t need any consent from anybody.


CLINIC: So we don’t need to have your parents consent and they don’t need to know anything.



CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure if I’m pregnant. I’m just scared because like my last period was like December 14, so could I come in there for like a pregnancy test?
You could come in for a pregnancy test, yes.


CLINIC: Okay? Did you want to come in — but I have to tell you, you know when you’re that age and your boyfriend is 22, sometimes that has to be reported.

CALLER: What do you mean? Like to who?

CLINIC: The police.

CALLER: To the police?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Well, what could happen?

CLINIC: They just — I’m not really sure how they go about doing that, but —

CALLER: Could he get arrested?

CLINIC: I don’t know how. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don’t. And I can’t tell you what the cases are. But you can just come in for the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Well, would you have to tell anybody that I was there for that?

CLINIC: We don’t tell anybody that you were there for that. But if the nurse — if we know how old you are and how old your boyfriend is, then it gets reported.

CALLER: Well, he has to take me. I don’t have any other way to get there.

CLINIC: Okay. Well, I’m just warning you.

CALLER: Okay. So if I didn’t say anything, you think it would be all right?

CLINIC: Yeah. If you just don’t say anything.


CLINIC: Okay? So you can come here for the pregnancy test, and it’s before tomorrow if you wanted to come in tomorrow you have to come in between 7 and 12.


CLINIC: And then you have to have that pregnancy test also in order to be able to even get the abortion appointment.



CALLER: Well, what if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant? Could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Yes. You can do that.

CALLER: Or do you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control?

CLINIC: Even by — no, we don’t tell anybody anything. It’s up to you. But when you get an exam, the nurse is going to report. I don’t know what the age limit is. Only the nurse knows that. And if she feels that she needs to report it, then she will.


CLINIC: Anywhere that you go to, any —

CALLER: But I’ll be 14 in March.

CLINIC: It doesn’t matter. Your 14 is still not a legal age.



CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So you can come in for the pregnancy test between 7 12:00 tomorrow morning.


CLINIC: All right?

CALLER: Well, is it all right if I call you back and talk to you?

CLINIC: That’s fine. It’s not an appointment. It’s just as a walk-in. Hold on.



CLINIC: I’m sorry. So what were you saying?

CALLER: Well, you’re just so nice. I was wanting to see if I could ask — if I had any more questions could I call and talk to you?

CLINIC: Oh, well, of course. That’s no problem at all.

CALLER: Well, what was your name?

CLINIC: Santos.



CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: All right. Bye bye.


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