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#535 – Planned Parenthood – Roseland Health in Chicage, IL

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CHICAGE, IL 60628-1094

TAPE – 535

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. Latisha. How can I help you?

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

CLINIC: We do provide the procedure, but not here at this site. I can give you the number.


CLINIC: It’s 312-266-1033.

CALLER: Okay. Well, could I ask you real quick? I’m just worried about everything because like, well I’m going to be 14 years old in March, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22. Is that old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: No. We don’t have to — your age of — state law you’re old enough to get a termination without a parent’s consent.

CALLER: Really?

CLINIC: Yes, ma’am.

CALLER: And nobody would have to know about me and my boyfriend?

CLINIC: Right.


CLINIC: So you need to call that number.

CALLER: Well, could I — it’s just, could I come in there for a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: Yeah, you can do the pregnancy test here, and then we can do confirmation and if you decide that’s your decision far as termination we usually refer you to our Planned Parenthood (unclear) unless there’s some other places you’d like to go somewhere else.

CALLER: Okay. It’s just me and my boyfriend have been talking about this a lot, and that’s what we decided to do. So.


CALLER: But if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, would I be able to get birth control there — just so that we don’t have to worry about this again?

CLINIC: Yes, you can, but you will need an appointment for that. If it’s negative we will have to reschedule you for another day for the exam.


CLINIC: Okay? What’s your last name?

CALLER: Would you have to tell anybody if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. Everything is confidential. We don’t retrieve out any information unless you want us to. Okay?

CALLER: Okay. I’m just worried about — I don’t know what my parents would say if they found out.

CLINIC: Okay. You plan to talk to mom about birth control?

CALLER: No. I mean, if they found out — like they know my boyfriend, but they just hate him because — I mean, he’s a great guy. They just don’t like him because they think he’s too old. So — but they don’t know we’re having sex. If they found out, I don’t know what they would do.

CLINIC: Well, just from experience and from working with young ladies, I do encourage you one day to really talk to the parent about birth control.

CALLER: They don’t ever listen to me. They just don’t understand.

CLINIC: I’m just letting you know. They might — you might think they don’t understand, but it’s usually better for them to know than to not know, and as words of encouragement from experience. So just think about it. That’s all. Okay?

CALLER: But would anybody have to know if I was on birth control though?

CLINIC: No, ma’am. That’s why I was saying to you, everything is confidential.


CLINIC: Your mom find your pills around the home anywhere then she’s going to know that. So you know, you would need to keep them somewhere where she can’t find them.

CALLER: Yeah. Well, is there any other kind of birth control?

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: Is there any other kind?

CLINIC: Yeah, a birth control pills. They have depo provera, the injection that you get or Lunell (sp). I’m sorry, depo is every three months. Lunell is every month. There’s the diaphragm. There’s the IUD. We’ll go over all of that when you come in.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Okay? What’s your last name?


CLINIC: What’s your last name?

CALLER: Smith.

CLINIC: Smith?


CLINIC: First name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: Christine?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Hold on one second, Christine.

Okay. Christine, what’s your date of birth? We’ve got a lot of Christine Smiths.

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Yeah, March 19, ’88. You made an appointment before?


CLINIC: Now, they have several in 1988. Hold on. Let me see if it’s you. What was that number? Hold on one second. (pause) Christina.

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Did you ever make an appointment for a pregnancy test this month?

CALLER: Uh-uh. It’s Christine though. There’s no A.

CLINIC: Right. C-H-R-I-S-T-I-N-E?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

CLINIC: Yeah, because I believe for Wicker Park. Did you ever make an appointment for a pregnancy test?



CALLER: Um-um. I’ve never had a pregnancy test.

CLINIC: I said, did you make an appointment for one?

CALLER: Well, no. This is the first place I’ve called.

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: You’re the first place that I’ve ever talked to.

CLINIC: Okay, because there is some information in here, and I’m trying to see if this is your information. Hold on. Okay. I need daytime phone number beginning with area code.

CALLER: Oh. Well, I would have to get my boyfriend’s cell phone number. Would that be all right if I called you back with that?

CLINIC: Okay. Well, you need to call us back because we need a number and I need a date of birth.



CALLER: Well, when should I call you?

CLINIC: You can call us back today. We’re here today until 5:00.

CALLER: Okay. What was your name again?

CLINIC: This is Latisha.



CALLER: Thanks.

CLINIC: Um-hum.

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#409 – Planned Parenthood in Chicage, IL

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TAPE – 409

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood Owicka (ph) Park. Jessica speaking. How may I help you?

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

CLINIC: The Planned Parenthood that does abortions is 312-266-1033, and they’re located at 1200 North Lasalle (sp).

CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know if like they would have to — like I’m just worried because my friend said that since like I’ll be 14 in March that they would have to tell my parents I’m getting an abortion.


CALLER: But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just do that?

CLINIC: No, you — you can get it. It’s under 12 years old in the city, and like other like states and stuff, that’s where you have to be like 14 or whatever. But here it’s under 12 that you have to have a consent. So you’re fine.

CALLER: So could I come in there for like a pregnancy test then?

CLINIC: If you want — they are $11 though.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, my boyfriend said he would pay for anything, but I would really actually feel better if he was there with me. Would that be all right?


CALLER: Okay. I’m just —

CLINIC: Have you been here before?

CALLER: Well, no.

CLINIC: What’s your last name?

CALLER: It’s Smith.

CLINIC: And your first name?

CALLER: Christine.

CLINIC: And do you know if you’re already pregnant?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period since like December 14. And I’m scared. But could I —

CLINIC: What’s your birthday?


CLINIC: What’s your birthday?

CALLER: It’s March 19, 1988.

CLINIC: Well, actually it’s $5.50 then for you. Do you have a phone number that we can reach you at, a cell phone, pager?

CALLER: Well, no. My boyfriend just a cell phone, and we were going to use that number, but I don’t know what it is yet because he just got it.


CALLER: Could I ask you, like we were actually talking about this, and we decided that we didn’t want anyone to know. Would he have to sign anything if he was there with me?


CALLER: Okay. It’s just we don’t want anyone to —

CLINIC: Yeah. Everything that goes on is confidential in a Planned Parenthood. Even if you are pregnant and you decide to get an abortion, it is confidential.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, after like the pregnancy test there if it ended up being that I wasn’t pregnant, do you guys do birth control too?

CLINIC: Um-hum. Pills are $10 a pack, and your visit would be about $16. Or you can get a breast, pelvic and pap and that would be — it’s about $44. And then if you wanted to get any depo shot like for the first depo shot which lasts three months is $53.50. And then after that it’s $33.50 every three months. And if you want to get on our Linell (sp) shot which is a once-a-month shot, that’s about $33.50.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So whichever method — we discuss the methods that you would prefer with when you come up for your visit.


CLINIC: So when do you want to come in? You can come in Tuesday through Saturday.

CALLER: Okay. Tuesday?

CLINIC: Tuesdays.

CALLER: What time on Tuesday?

CLINIC: Let’s see.

CALLER: But you’re sure like if I was on birth control nobody would have to know?


CALLER: All right. It’s just my boyfriend and I don’t want to have to go through all this again. So.

CLINIC: No, they don’t– nobody has to know. It’s confidential. It’s between you and whoever you tell.


CLINIC: Tuesday we have a 9:00, an 11:00, and a 1:00.


CLINIC: Which one do you want?

CALLER: Well, did you say 11:00?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: That one probably. I’d have to check with him and see, but.

CLINIC: Okay, so it’s about $5.50 for you, and then if you wanted to change to birth control we would have to make an appointment either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday just because our nurse practitioner is only Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


CLINIC: Okay? So if you’re more than 15 minutes late we might have to reschedule, and we’ll see you then.

CALLER: Okay, thanks.

CLINIC: You’re welcome.


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