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7526 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVD.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92111-1504
TAPE – 375
(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)
RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Kearny Mesa. The center is located at 7526 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard between the 805 and 163 exits. The nearest cross street is Convoy. Please hold to make an appointment. Calls are answered in the order they are received. If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and dial 911. If you are an established patient needing a birth control refill, a Depo-Provera injection, or needing a pregnancy test, no appointments are necessary. The hours are as follows? Monday, 9 to 11, 1:30 to 4; Tuesday, 1:30 to 4; Wednesday, 12 to 2:30, 5 to 7; Thursday, 11 to 1:30, 4 to 6; Friday, 9 to 11, 1:30 to 4. For the safety and comfort of your child we ask that you not bring them with you on your visit. Thank you for choosing Planned Parenthood for your healthcare needs. Please continue to hold so that we may assist you.
CLINIC: Good morning, Planned Parenthood. How may I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was wondering if you guys do abortions there.
CLINIC: Okay. We don’t provide that service at this clinic.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you have a number for a place that would?
CLINIC: Have you had a proof of pregnancy?
CALLER: No. Well, I just haven’t had my period since December 14th, and I’m scared.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, it sounds like what you need to do first is get a pregnancy test.
CLINIC: Have you ever been to a Planned Parenthood before?
CLINIC: We have walk-in hours at our clinic, in Kerny Masa, and we can do that at this clinic. We can give you a pregnancy test and then talk about your options.
CALLER: It’s just I’m really scared because my friend told me that since I’ll be 14 in March that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: I don’t know. And legally we can keep everything confidential within the limits of the law.
CALLER: Okay. What do you mean by that?
CLINIC: That means that you being 14, that’s not legal.
CALLER: What’s not legal?
CLINIC: To be with a 21-year old.
CALLER: What do you mean? We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: I’m not going to go into it with you right now. It sounds like you need to be seen. Like I said, we’re not going to report anything that is within the limits of the law. Okay?
CALLER: Was does that mean? Would you have to tell on me and my boyfriend or what?
CLINIC: I can’t really say that right now.
CALLER: Well, would my parents find out? I mean, my parents can’t find out at all. I don’t know what they would do.
CLINIC: Okay. It sounds like you need to come in and get a test. That’s the first thing.
CALLER: But I come in there, you’re going to have to tell?
CLINIC: I don’t know. I’m just telling you what I can tell you is that it’s within the limits of the law. Your parents aren’t going to be in trouble for anything. I really don’t want to —
CALLER: Well, will me and my boyfriend be in trouble?
CLINIC: I really don’t know. I’m just telling you — all that I know is that you’re under age and he’s 21. He’s above 18 years old. If you were with another 14 year old, that’s another story, but you’re not.
CLINIC: Okay? Because we worry about abuse.
CALLER: But he’s not abusing me. We’re in love. We’re going to get married.
CLINIC: Okay. Well, there’s a lot of information that I don’t know about. I wouldn’t worry too much. I would come in first and see if you’re pregnant or not. Have you been having unprotected sex?
CALLER: Well, yeah.
CLINIC: Okay. Just one moment.
CLINIC: Are you still there?
CLINIC: Okay. Did you want to come in today? We have hours 1 to 4.
CALLER: Well, I just don’t want my boyfriend to get in trouble. Is there any way that — what could I do so that he doesn’t get in trouble?
CLINIC: I don’t know your name, so why don’t you come in and get the test done?
CALLER: Well, I’d have to call him to see when he could bring me.
CLINIC: We’re open from 3:30 to 6.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, could you guys do birth control there?
CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody about that?
CLINIC: It’s totally confidential.
CALLER: So you wouldn’t have to tell about my boyfriend or anything?
CLINIC: You know what? Like I said, I don’t know what’s going on yet. You need to talk to one of the counselors and ask them.
CALLER: But if I don’t tell anybody, would it be all right?
CLINIC: That’s up to you.
CALLER: Well, could I call you back after I talk to him and see if he had any other questions. What was your name?
CLINIC: My name? My name is Laurie.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: Bye bye.