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#490 – Planned Parenthood in Greenfield, CA

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GREENFIELD, CA 93927-4926

TAPE – 490

(dialing sounds) (ringing 4X)

CLINIC: Good morning. Planned Parenthood. Jane speaking.

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

CLINIC: No, we don’t. Are you pregnant?

CALLER: Well, I’m not really sure. I just haven’t had my period since like December 21st, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. Where do you live? Here in Greenfield?

CALLER: I live in Bradley.

CLINIC: Okay. Do you want to go in for a pregnancy test somewhere?

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I come in there?

CLINIC: You could come in here if — can you make it all the way up here today?

CALLER: Well, yeah. My boyfriend said he would bring me. It’s just my friend told me to go to you guys, so.

CLINIC: Yeah, because we do have a clinic in King City, but we’re only there one day a week. Is that easier for you?

CALLER: What day is that?

CLINIC: Well, that’s tomrrow. It’s on a Wednesday. Do you want to wait and go in there tomorrow?

CALLER: No, I’d rather do it today and find out.

CLINIC: Okay, can you — do you know where Green, where the clinic is here in Greenfield?

CALLER: My boyfriend does.

CLINIC: Okay. Yeah, we’d be happy to see you. We’re not busy right now, so if you want to come in now it probably won’t take too long.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, I’d hve to call him to see. But —

A; Okay, well whenever’s convenient for you. You can come in any time today, but we do go to lunch from 12:00 to 1:00.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because like my friend told me — well, I’m going to be 14 —

CLINIC: Are you using any birth control or no?


CLINIC: Uh-huh. Okay. And you haven’t had a period since December?


CLINIC: And you’re usually regular?

CALLER: Usuaually, but do you know like if they would have to tell my parents at all if I was —

A; No.

CALLER: I’m going to be 14 in March but —

CLINIC: No. We don’t — no. It’s confidential. Your parents don’t have to know even if you’re going to plan to have an abortion. Your parents don’t need to know.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just — like my boyfriend’s 22. Is it all right if he signs for everything, or —

CLINIC: You can sign for everything. He doesn’t need to sign anything.

CALLER: Okay. So it’s all right if, like, well if I’m almost 14 and they wouldn’t, you still wouldnl’t have ato tell anybody?

CLINIC: Well, no. But you did — he wasn’t forcing you to have sex or anything, was he?


CLINIC: Because we would have ato report that.

CALLER: We’re in love.

CLINIC: Oh, okay. It’s just becuase he’s a lot older, so sometimes we, there’s a question about that. Yeah. You can come in today whenever you can get here is fine. We’re kind of — we’re slow now but we don’t have very many staff today, so if you come in and there’s people ahead of you you’ll have to wait a little longer.

CALLER: Okay. It will probably be after lunch I think.

CLINIC: Okay. That will probably be okay.

CALLER: Is that all right if he’s there with me though?

A; Oh, yeah. Yeah. He can’t come to the back while we — when we do the test, but if you want him in the room for the results we can have him in the room.

CALLER: Well, I was wondering — like we were taling about all this and we don’t want anyone to know about us. Would you have to say anything if he was there though?

CLINIC: No. No. We don’t have to say anything to anybody. We can’t — we can’t even, if a mother or a parent calls we can’t say whether the client, if you’re here or not. It’s totally confidential, so you don’t have to be worried about that.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up —

A; Yeah, if you are pregnant we can give you a list of places where you can go. And if you’re pregnant you can apply for Medical without your parents knowing also, so you don’t have to pay for the procedure.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control?

CLINIC: Oh, yes, of course. Uh-huh.

CALLER: But would you have to tell anybody about that?

CLINIC: No, no, no.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if like — I’m just really worried about everything.

CLINIC: Of course you are.

CALLER: We don’t want to have to go through all this again if I’m not pregnant.

CLINIC: Right. Well, come in and get tested. If you’re not pregnant we’ll get you going on pills or whatever you would like to try.

CALLER: All right. Well, do you know, like I’m not old enough to drive yet. But could my boyfriend pick up the birth control pills if I wasn’t pregnant?

CLINIC: No. You have to come in and be seen.

CALLER: Afater that?

CLINIC: You mean on another day?

CALLER: Well, like after I, you guys have seen —

CLINIC: If you’re not pregnant and you need a refill on pills?


CLINIC: Yeah. But you’d have to write a note. We have to have a written note from you that he could pick them up. As long as you write somethign on a piece of paper that you’re giving permission for whatever his name is to come in and pick up birth control pills, we can give them to you that way or him the next time.


CLINIC: Okay? I’ve got another call. Do you want to come in then and we’ll see you soon?


CLINIC: What’s your name?

CALLER: I’m Christine.

CLINIC: Okay. My name’s Jane. I’m one of the nurses. We’ll see you today. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. Thank you.

CLINIC: Okay, you’re welcome.


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