I'm curious if the patch works the same way.

My doctor and the leaflet say you're protected if you start on the FIRST day of your period. I got my patches on the 3rd day of my period and started immediately for reasons I don't want to get pregnant. Does this count under the "you're protected straight away if you start on the first day" or does it come under the "don't do anything for the first week on the patch"??