Peter W. Adler

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Peter W. Adler, J.D., M.A., J.D. from Massachusetts, USA, is a legal scholar. Adler has a B.A. from Dartmouth, a M.A. from Cambridge, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Adler is a professor of international law at the University of Massachusetts.[1] Adler is of counsel to Attorneys for the Rights of the Child.

At the Genital Autonomy America Symposium on July 24, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado he spoke about the question "Is the Circumcision of Children a Fraud".

In July 2020, Adler filed a lawsuit representing taxpayers who want MassHealth (Medicaid) to stop paying for infant circumcisions.[2]


Legal comments

Peter W. Adler has published a legal comment (2011) regarding the lawfulness of Medicaid paying for non-therapeutic circumcision.[3]

Adler published a legal comment (2013) regarding the lawfulness of parental consent for non-therapeutic circumcision of a child.[4]


  1. REFweb Peter W. Adler website, Linked In. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. REFweb Goldman, Ronald (22 July 2020). Taxpayers Sue Massachusetts Medicaid About Circumcisions, Circumcision Resource Center. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. REFjournal Adler, Peter W. (2011): It is lawful to use Medicaid to pay for circumcision?, in: Journal of Law and Medicine. 19: 335-353. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  4. REFjournal Adler, Peter W. (March 2013): Is circumcision legal?, in: Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest. XVI:iii (3): 439-486. Retrieved 20 September 2019.