ARC's Peter Adler Publishes CDC Article

December 17, 2016

ARC is proud to announce that our Legal Advisor, Peter Adler, has published his article critiquing the December 2014 draft circumcision regulations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "The Draft CDC Circumcision Recommendations: Medical, Ethical, Legal, and Procedural Concerns," in the Spring 2016 issue of the International Journal of Children's Rights (IJCR).

Surprisingly, the IJCR violated accepted ethical standards for journals by also publishing in the same issue a response to Peter's article that is actually longer than Peter's article without informing him the reply was coming and without giving him an opportunity to respond to it. The response is titled, "Critical Evaluation of Adler's Challenge to the CDC's Male Circumcision Recommendations," and is authored by Beth E. Rivin, Douglas S. Diekema, Anna C. Mastroianni, John N. Krieger, Jeffrey D. Klaussner, and Brian J. Morris. Morris is of course the Australian author who is notorious for self-citation and for bullying journals and authors with whom he disagrees. Diekema is the ethicist associated with the American Academy of Pediatrics who was an unofficial second opponent of Steven's at the 2013 pediatric ethics debate in Charleston, South Carolina, the paper from which (written by Steven, Peter, and Bob Van Howe) was published in July 2016 by the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Both Peter's paper and the Rivin reply can be found at