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I started my birth control pills the first day I got my period. Am I protected right away?

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tellitlikeitis 2 Apr 2015

It depends on the type of birth control but the general rule is 7 days after your first dose is when birth control becomes effective. You should always use some other form of protection (such as a condom) during that first week. Good luck to you!

kaismama 2 Apr 2015

If you start them on the first day of your period you are protected right away.

DzooBaby 2 Apr 2015

Yes, if you start Day 1 of your period, then you are protected right away. If it is Day 2 to Day 7 or anytime after then you need to use back up for 7 days. If you are unsure, it is best to wait the seven days for intercourse without condoms.

samsam123 10 Apr 2015

Yes you are protected, but did this stop your period or did you have a normal week flow?

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