My daughter has impulse control issues along with her many other diagnoses (not quite clear what they all are). Right now she is in an all girls residential program so she is pretty much "safe" from worries about impulsive sexual behavior. But once she leaves that program, we do have BIG concerns that she is at high risk for teen pregnancy. She is very smart and has high aspirations for college, etc, if she can conquer her mood disorders. BUT, she has always been a bit of a flirt and is constantly attracted to guys everywhere we go. Has anyone opted for birth control for a younger teen "just in case"? We would, of course, want to explain it all carefully for her and opt for the lower maintenance - more "fool-proof" options such as Norplant, IUD or the ring. What if she says she does NOT want it - but we are still nervous? We do have concerns that this might encourage her to be sexually active as she would think she was "safe" but of course she would have no protection from venereal diseases, AND most importantly, she is too young to be getting wrapped up in that type of relationship at this age.