Listen to the Call:
455 W 5TH ST
RENO, NV 89503-4413
TAPE – 588
(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)
RECORDING: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. If you know the extension of the person you are calling, enter it now. If trying to reach the clinic, press zero. There may be a delay — (dial sound). Just a moment. (music) Thank you for calling today and for your patience while holding. We’ll be with you shortly. (music) Thank you for calling.
CLINIC: Thank you for calling Planned Parenthood. This is Pat.
CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?
CLINIC: No, but I can give you the phone number of the doctor in town who does.
CALLER: Okay. Well, do you know, like — I’m just kind of scared because like — well I’ll be 14 next month, and my friend told me that you guys would have to tell my parents. But my boyfriend’s 22.
CALLER: Is he old enough to take care of it?
CLINIC: What do you mean, old enough to take care of it?
CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?
CLINIC: You don’t need any consent at all from the doctor who does the termination. You just call and make your appointment.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: Well, do you know — like the main reason why I’m worried about all this is because I haven’t had my period since like December 26. Would there be —
CLINIC: Have you run a pregnancy test?
CLINIC: You need to run a pregnancy test first.
CALLER: Oh. Well, could I come in there for that?
CLINIC: Between 2:00 and 5:00.
CALLER: Well, what are your — do you do it tomorrow?
CLINIC: Yeah, Monday through Friday, 2:00 to 5:00.
CALLER: Oh, okay. But would you have to tell anybody I was there for that?
CLINIC: No, we don’t.
CALLER: Oh. Well, another thing is, like my boyfriend said that he would pay for it, but when we were talking about this we decided that we didn’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.
CLINIC: Nobody knows about it but you.
CLINIC: All right.
CALLER: But if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?
CLINIC: We can make you an appointment certainly.
CALLER: Okay. But would anyone have to know about that?
CLINIC: Like I’ve already said three times, nobody will know but you and whoever you want to know about it.
CALLER: Okay. Well, the thing is, I can’t drive. Would my boyfriend be able to pick up the birth control pills?
CLINIC: Once you’re on them, he could, yeah.
CLINIC: You would have to come in for your appointment first, so we’ll have to rule out pregnancy first.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
CALLER: All right? So 2:00 to 5:00?
CALLER: Okay. All right. Thanks.
CLINIC: You’re welcome.
CLINIC: Bye bye.
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