This is my first month and i took the pill on the first day of my period and want to know if it protects me immediately
No, the pill doesn't protect you immediately... you have to take at least 7 consecutive, active tablets to be protected (some doctor recommend that you use extra protection for the whole month when you start a new birth control pill).
When you start taking a birth control pill ... your cycles can become irregular and that's probably why your period hasn't come yet. However, if you know that you had unprotected sex in the first week when you started this pill then you should have a pregnancy test done.
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