Panel Finds Misinformation in White House Web Site on Teenagers
Negative Messages About Gays, Sex, Single Parents Criticized, as Well as Lack of Information on Alcohol
By Ceci Connolly
Washington Post Staff Writer
A government Web site intended to help parents and teenagers make "smart choices about their health and future" includes inaccurate or misleading information that may alienate some families or prompt riskier behavior, according to a team of medical experts who reviewed the material.
Three physicians and a child psychologist analyzed the Bush administration's 4Parents.gov Web site and concluded it made many incorrect assertions about condoms, sexual orientation, single-parent households and the dangers of oral sex.