Can you get pregnant a week after you stop birth control

Patient

Q: Can you get pregnant if your girlfriend quite her birth control 7 to 8 days ago?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
There is a possibility of getting pregnant on stopping birth control pills a week earlier.Also, one can get pregnant even when taking them.It is ideal that you may wish you rule out pregnancy, by a beta hcg blood test which can give results accurately when done from day 25 of the cycle.Do consult a gynecologist for interpretation and further guidance.
Hope this helped
Regards.

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