Starting out on my first pack of birth control. I started taking the green pill on my first day of my period than I will continue with the white pills. Is there anything in the green pills to help prevent pregnancy? If I have unprotected sex the first week of the white pill following?
I think you may have taken the pack wrong. In a traditional 28 day pack, there will be three weeks of one color, which are the active pills, and the 4th week is another color and they are the inactive pills and that is the week for your next period. You want to start the pack with the active pills (so the color there is the most of) on either Day 1 of your period (the day you start) or the first Sunday following your start day to be a "Sunday starter" If you started with the inactive pills, then you are no more protected than if you were eating M&M's. The inactive 4th week pills are just sugar pills to remind you to take a pill each day and count out your "no hormone week" or break week (which will be the week your next period will start on) and so you start your new pack on time. There are many many pills so saying the "white ones and the green ones" is no help unless we know what formula pill you are on. Then there are pill formulas like the tri-phasics that have a different color each week and each week's pills has a bit different composition so those weeks pills are not interchangeable. So you see there are a lot of different kinds of pills but I do get the feeling that you may have started backwards and therefore wrong. If you didnt start the active pills then you were not protected the first two weeks and therefore could get pregnant if you have unprotected sex. You need at least one full week of consecutive active pills to be protected.
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