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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ANNAPOLIS HEALTH CENTER
929 WEST ST.
ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401
TAPE – 700
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RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood’s Annapolis Health Center. If this is a medical emergency and you are a Planned Parenthood patient, please call 410-337-5515 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please note that our hours have changed. For further information please listen to the following options. To listen for our normal health center hours, please press 3. For directions to our health center please press 4. For information on emergency contraception press 5. For information on our surgical and medical abortion services, press 6. To set an appointment or to speak with someone at our front desk, please press 7. (dial sound.) Please hold. (ringing 1X)
CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Tory. How can I help you?
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: Yes, we do.
CALLER: Okay. Well, how much does it cost for that?
CLINIC: You know about how far along you are.
CALLER: Well, no.
CLINIC: No? Okay. Do you know when the first day of your last menstrual period was?
CALLER: I think it was like January 1.
CLINIC: January 1? Okay. That would be $350.
CLINIC: And that’s with the local anesthetic. It’s not — you are awake for it in other words.
CALLER: Where exactly are you guys located?
CLINIC: On West Street in Annapolis.
CALLER: Okay. All right. Well, it’s just, the thing is, I’m kind of worried because, well I’m going to be 14 like on the 20th, 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 it and you wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: We don’t have to tell anybody anyway. Whoever told you that didn’t tell you the truth. We don’t contact parents in other words.
CLINIC: Yeah. We don’t tell anybody.
CALLER: Okay. It’s just, another thing, like me and my boyfriend were talking about this, and he said that he would pay for everything, but we don’t want anyone to know about us. If he was paying for everything, would he have to sign anything?
CLINIC: Well, he’d have to sign like a check or credit card slip, but if —
CALLER: Well, he said that he would pay for cash.
CLINIC: Okay. Then no, he doesn’t have to sign anything, no.
CALLER: Oh, okay. All right. Well —
CLINIC: Did you want to call back and make an appointment after you think things through?
CALLER: Well, I was actually wondering if you guys do the pregnancy tests there too.
CLINIC: Did you already do a pregnancy test?
CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for awhile, and I’m just really worried.
CLINIC: You haven’t taken a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: Oh. Yeah, we can do one before the procedure. Yes.
CALLER: It’s just, my period — I just haven’t had my period for a long time. Do you think that I’m not pregnant?
CLINIC: It’s quite possible. You might want to take a pregnancy test. It could just be something that is going wrong.
CLINIC: You should take a pregnancy test. If you know you’re not pregnant you need to see a doctor for that.
CALLER: Okay. Well, if I ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control there?
CALLER: Okay. But would anybody have to know if I was getting birth control?
CLINIC: No. (laughs)
CLINIC: How old are you?
CALLER: I’m going to be 14 later on this month.
CLINIC: Okay. No. Nobody has to know about that.
CALLER: All right.
CALLER: Okay, so do you actually know if the pregnancy tests you get at the store are right?
CLINIC: Do I know if they’re right?
CLINIC: Yeah, they’re very accurate.
CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, are the ones you guys do better?
CLINIC: They’re about the same thing. I mean, it’s just a clinical form of it, that’s all.
CALLER: All right. Well, when do you guys — do you guys ever do any appointments on Saturday or —
CLINIC: We only do abortions on Thursdays.
CLINIC: The Baltimore Health Center does them on Saturdays and Fridays.
CLINIC: Did you want their phone number?
CALLER: Well, I have to call my boyfriend and see, but let me call him and call you back. Is that all right?
CLINIC: That’s quite okay.
CALLER: Okay. What was your name again?
CLINIC: My name is Tory.
CLINIC: You can just ask for anybody. It doesn’t matter.
CALLER: Oh, all right.
CALLER: Okay. Thank you.