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WOMEN’S AWARENESS CLINIC
HOLLYWOOD, FL 33024
TAPE – 739
(Dialing, phone ringing)
CLINIC: Medical Office. Michele speaking.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions here.
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: How much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: Do you know where you’re at in the pregnancy?
CLINIC: Okay. Do you know when your last menstrual cycle was?
CALLER: January 3rd.
CLINIC: If we go by January 3rd, that’s going to put you approximately nine weeks into the pregnancy by date.
CLINIC: Could you hold on just one moment?
CALLER: All right.
CLINIC: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m not Rachel.
CLINIC: Oh, I’m sorry.
CLINIC: Hi. Let’s see. You went by January 3rd, about nine weeks into the pregnancy by date. The fees can range anywhere from $215 to 375. And that depends on the anesthesia that you would choose to go with. And usually that’s just a personal choice of how comfortable you want to be for the procedure.
CALLER: Okay. The thing is, I’m going to be 14 later on this month. And my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is he old enough to take care of everything, and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: No, you don’t. You don’t have to tell your parents.
CALLER: Really? Okay. The thing is, we were talking about all this, and he said he would pay cash for everything. But would he have to sign anything or fill out any forms? We just don’t want anybody to know about us.
CLINIC: No. You wouldn’t have to fill anything out. Basically, they’ll have you fill out some medical history, but that’s about it.
CALLER: All right. Well, I haven’t taken a pregnancy test yet. Would you guys do that before just to make sure?
CLINIC: Basically — you’re late on the period?
CLINIC: Are you having signs and symptoms of pregnancy?
CALLER: Not that I know of.
CLINIC: Would I would recommend is maybe stopping in and doing a urine pregnancy test before you go through the anguish of making the appointment for the procedure. It’s $5 for the urine pregnancy test. It takes about five minutes. At that point, if it’s positive, and you still want to make an appointment for the termination, we can go ahead and make the appointment at that point.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control from you guys?
CLINIC: Exactly. If you were not pregnant, we could make an appointment for you to come in. You need to come in for a full exam. You have to be on a period to start birth control. So they’d make sure that there’s nothing else going on, probably give you something to bring down a period, and then you’d be able to start the birth control.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does all that cost?
CLINIC: That would be $80 with the nurse practitioner.
CALLER: If I was on birth control, would you have to tell anybody anything?
CALLER: Really? I’m just worried about — okay. I need to talk to my boyfriend to see when he can bring me in. But when do you normally do the pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Anytime. We’re here today until about 4:30. Tomorrow we’re here 8:30 to 4:30; Friday 9 to 4. And you just come in. You don’t need an appointment.
CALLER: Do you have any Saturday hours?
CLINIC: We are here Saturday. We open at 8. And we usually close when we’re all done with patients. And that’s basically right around 10:30, 11:00.
CALLER: So I could come in Saturday morning then?
CALLER: Okay. Do I need an appointment for that?
CLINIC: Not for the urine pregnancy test, no.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I came in on a Saturday, could I get birth control that same day if I wasn’t pregnant?
CLINIC: No. We’d have to make an appointment with our nurse practitioner. And the next available appointment there would be Monday afternoon.
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. I’ll just call you back when I talk to my boyfriend. Is that all right?
CLINIC: That’s quite all right.
CALLER: Okay. And you were Michele?
CALLER: Okay. Thanks.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.