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#676 – All Women’s Health Services in Portland, OR

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1020 NE 2ND AVE STE 200

TAPE – 676

(Dialing, phone ringing 1x)

CLINIC: All Women’s Health Services. Can you hold please?

CALLER: All right.


CLINIC: Actually, they do. It’s not like it’s a pelvic exam, there’s a speculum or anything, but it’s just with manual, like finger —

CALLER: What do you mean? I was put on hold.

CLINIC: I’m sorry?

CALLER: I was just put on hold.


CLINIC: (Unclear).

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see if you guys do abortions there.

CLINIC: Yes, we do.

CALLER: Well, how much does that cost?

CLINIC: It all depends on how far along you are and what your income is.

CALLER: Oh. Well, how do you know how far along you are?

CLINIC: Okay. Well, when was the first day of your last period?

CALLER: January 3rd.

CLINIC: Well, you’re under 12 weeks which is really our own criteria. Do you make under or over 30,000 a year?

CALLER: Well, I don’t have a job. I’m going to be 14 in March.

CLINIC: Oh, okay.

CALLER: Or later this month.

CLINIC: Then it would be 350.

CALLER: The thing is, my friend told me you guys would have to tell my parents, and I can’t let them know. But my boyfriend’s 22. Could he just sign whatever it is, and they wouldn’t have to tell anybody?



CLINIC: Unfortunately you have to be 15. If you’re under 15, then your parents have to be informed.

CALLER: Is there any way not to have to tell them?

CLINIC: No, it’s a law that we have to have.

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend’s 22. Is that not old enough to take care of it?

CLINIC: Well, he’s not your guardian though.


CLINIC: Yeah. Your parent or guardian has to sign.

CALLER: Do you think that there would be any way that I’m not pregnant?

CLINIC: Have you had a pregnancy test?

CALLER: Well, no. I just haven’t had my period for a while, and I’m just really worried.

CLINIC: Yeah. I would recommend that you get a pregnancy test done.

CALLER: Well, could I come there for that?

CLINIC: Yes, you can.

CALLER: Okay. Well, would you have to tell anybody about that if I was there for that though?

CLINIC: No, no.

CALLER: Well, how much does it cost to get a pregnancy test?

CLINIC: The pregnancy test is free.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Um-hmm.

CALLER: Okay. Well, if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant, could I get birth control there?

CLINIC: You would have to set up an appointment to do that. So you’d have to become a patient here, and then you would talk to a practitioner, and they could give you a prescription for birth control here.

CALLER: But does anybody have to know if I’m on birth control?

CLINIC: Not if you’re going to pay for it. I mean, if you’re going to pay for it with insurance, there’s a possibility that your parents may —

CALLER: Well, my boyfriend said that he would pay cash for everything. But is it all right if he’s there with me though?

CLINIC: Yeah, yeah, he can be here with you.

CALLER: It’s just we don’t want anyone to find out about us. Would you have to tell anybody about him?

CLINIC: No. Well, can you hold on for one second please?



CLINIC: Are you still there?

CALLER: I’m here.

CLINIC: Yeah. You can come in for an appointment, and we wouldn’t need to tell your parents. Did you want to make an appointment for a pregnancy screening?

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend. Could I call you back? What was your name?

CLINIC: Well, you can talk to anybody who is on the phone.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, what time are you guys normally open?

CLINIC: We’re open for 9 to 5.

CALLER: Do you guys do the pregnancy test whenever you’re open or do you have specific hours?

CLINIC: Yeah. You would have to make an appointment to get the pregnancy test.

CALLER: Oh, okay. But you guys do them —

CLINIC: All during the day.

CALLER: Okay. I just have to call my boyfriend and call back. Is that okay?


CALLER: All right. Thanks.