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#413 – Planned Parenthood in Santa Ana, CA

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SANTA ANA, CA 92706-2674

TAPE – 413

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CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood Santa Anna. (Spanish interpretation.) If you know your party’s extension, you may dial it at any time (dial sound)

Please hold while your call is being transferred.

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Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. May I help you?

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

CLINIC: They’re done in our Planned Parenthood in Orange. Would you like their number?

CALLER: Yes, please.

CLINIC: It is 633-4550.

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know — like I’m just worried because my friend told me that since like I’m going to be 14 in March she said that they would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend is 22. Is he old enough to take care of that?

CLINIC: Let me ask about that. Hold on, please.


CLINIC: (Spanish recording) (music) Hello?

CALLER: Hello?

CLINIC: Okay. All you have to do is like come in and do a pregnancy test and talk to the medical assistant and then they can refer you for where they do the termination.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so, I wouldn’t have to tell my parents then?


CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, is it all right if like my boyfriend is there with me?

CLINIC: Yeah, but he can’t go in the back with you. Only the patients are allowed to go in the back.

CALLER: Well, okay. Well, it’s just, we were talking about everything and we decided that we didn’t’ want anyone to know about any, about us. Would you guys have to say anything?

CLINIC: Let me ask. Can you hold on, please?


RECORDING: (Spanish recording) Planned Parenthood has eight medical centers throughout Orange and San Bernardino Counties to better serve you. You can visit any of our medical centers at Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, Orange, Santa Anna, Southland and San Bernardino. Each of our centers provide walk-in hours for all of our confidential services with our medical professionals ready to help you. (music) Planned Parenthood realizes that accidents happen. That’s why we make emergency contraception available to all our patients. Emergency contraception pills can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Sometimes your condom breaks or you forget to take your birth control pills. Plan ahead and ask your nurse practitioner how you can take some EC home today. (music)

CLINIC: Hello?


CLINIC: Okay. I was just asking the office manager, and she was telling me that if when you come in that your partner won’t be allowed to go to the back, and if it seems like there’s any kind of abuse or anything we can’t guarantee that they can’t report anything. But if there seems like there’s any abuse they have to report it. And anywhere you go to have a termination done they’re probably going to have to do the same thing.

CALLER: What do you mean by abuse? I mean, he’s not abusing me.

CLINIC: Because of sexual —

CALLER: We’re not — we’re in love. We’re going to get married.

CLINIC: Okay. Hold on a second, please.

RECORDING: — have questions, here’s where to find the answer. (music) At Planned Parenthood we’re excited to announce our first chat room ever. Go to to get your reproductive healthcare questions answered 24 hours a day. Just type in It’s that easy. (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 — emergency contraception, confidential HIV testing, prenatal care —

CLINIC: Hello?


CLINIC: Okay, I just wanted to let you know also that the California law has certain requirements. I don’t know if you fall into this or not, so that’s why we asked you to come in so I can’t, I’m not making a judgment or anything. I’m just letting you know what we usually do here.

CALLER: What kind of requirements? What do you mean?

CLINIC: See, I don’t’ know if you fall into those requirements or not. So that’s why we usually have the patient come in.

CALLER: Well, would my boyfriend get in trouble if he comes in?

CLINIC: If he comes in with you?


CLINIC: I really don’t know, to tell you the truth.

CALLER: Would it just be better if he wasn’t there then?


CALLER: Oh, okay. Okay. Well, so if I came in for the pregnancy test and it was — it said that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?


CALLER: Well, would you guys have to tell anybody that I was on birth control though?


CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Um-hum.

CALLER: Okay. Well, so, just — well, if there was anything else I could think of to ask, could I call and talk to you? What was your name?

CLINIC: My name is Josie.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.


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