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#599 – Planned Parenthood in Brattlboro, VT

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BRATTLBORO, VT 5301-6622

TAPE – 599

(dialing sounds) (ringing 1X)

CLINIC: Planned Parenthood. This is Amy.

CALLER: Hi. Yeah. I was calling to see — well, do you guys do abortions there?

CLINIC: No, not here, but we do do referrals to other places who do.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: Yeah. Although there are some other Planned Parenthoods in the area, but we do not do them at out site.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, do you have a number for one that does?

CLINIC: Um — yep. Is this for yourself?


CLINIC: Okay. And did you take a home pregnancy test, or did you have a test somewhere else?

CALLER: Well, no. I just — I’m scared because I haven’t had my period since like December 26, and I’m scared.

CLINIC: Okay. We would like you to come in and take a test before you make any appointment somewhere. You do need to have a confirmation of pregnancy.


CLINIC: So are you in Brattleboro area?

CALLER: Well, I’m in Chesterfield.

CLINIC: Chesterfield. Okay. So it’s not far from here, right?

CALLER: Right.

CLINIC: Okay. So we are open today until 5:00. Is there any way of you coming in today at some point to —

CALLER: Well, I’d have to call my boyfriend to see, but I was really wondering also if like — well, my friend told me that since like I’ll be 14 next month 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: No. In Vermont you don’t have to do that.

CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: So we wouldn’t — it wouldn’t be an issue of telling your parents.


CLINIC: Okay? But we would like to see you here for just a confirmed test.


CLINIC: Okay? And we’re open tomorrow 9:00 to 12:00.

CALLER: Oh, okay. Well, it’s just me and my boyfriend were talking about all this, and we decided we don’t want a whole bunch of people to know about us.

CLINIC: You’re fine. Nobody — it’s a confidential.

CALLER: Well, he said that he was going to pay for everything, but would he have to sign anything if he was paying?

CLINIC: Well, it’s only within our system, so it’s not that — you know. In fact, you would have a free pregnancy test. There would be no charge.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: So will we see you today or tomorrow do you think?

CALLER: I have to call him to see when he can take me.


CALLER: But I’m not sure.


CALLER: Well, it’s just — if it ended up that I wasn’t pregnant could I get birth control there? It’s just we don’t have to — we don’t want to have to worry about this anymore.

CLINIC: Yeah. Well, it’s certainly something that would be discussed, okay? So we can certainly take it from there, and there’s a lot of options for you in that regard. Okay?

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


CALLER: Oh, okay.

CLINIC: Nobody does.

CALLER: All right.


CALLER: All right. Okay. So let me call him and I’ll call back.

CLINIC: You don’t have to call back. You can just show up.

CALLER: Oh, really?

CLINIC: Uh-huh.

CALLER: What time was it?

CLINIC: We’re open today until 5:00, so you’d need to come in like at least at 4:30.



CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: We’ll see you.

CALLER: What time are you open tomorrow?

CLINIC: 9:00 to 12:00.

CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: And we just squeeze you in between patients.

CALLER: Oh, okay.


CALLER: All right.

CLINIC: All right.

CALLER: Thank you.

CLINIC: Um-hum. Bye bye.

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