Keeping an eye on the global traffic in human organs

  title={Keeping an eye on the global traffic in human organs},
  author={Nancy Scheper‐Hughes},
  journal={The Lancet},
‘I am only half alive’: Organ trafficking in Pakistan amid interlocking oppressions
This article delves into the gendered/classed phenomenon of organ trafficking based on ethnographic and archival data from Pakistan. Drawing upon experiences of victims of organ trafficking, the
Selling of kidneys, livers and liver-sections is the focus of this paper, but sales of other organs will be considered explicitly in places, offering both consequentialist and deontological arguments.
Trafficking in human organs
Trafficking in human organs is a contemporary international problem that engages the attention of media more so than researchers and representatives of medical and legislative institutions. The
Human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal
The results show that recipients and donors have been exploited using illicit acts and means with the purpose of organ removal by loose, flexible combinations of numerous organized criminal networks and actors that have joined forces to facilitate illegal kidney transplants on a global level in an extremely well-organized manner.
Persons and Their Parts: New Reproductive Technologies and Risks of Commodification
It will argue that there is a prime facie connection between body parts and persons and thus, although needing to be balanced with other ethically relevant factors, commodification remains an issue of ethical concern.
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This article addresses some of the ethical, ethnographic and political dilemmas of an idiosyncratic multi-sited research project exploring the illegal and covert activities surrounding the traffic in
Gender, equality and the sex trade
What Is Bioethos?
From its nineteenth-century outset, anthropology’s studies of human remains have been tied to colonial projects with insidious ends. The prior chapter made this point clear. In the U.S., land
The Illegal Kidney Trade: Who Benefits?
It is suggested that a stringent regulatory mechanism, a strong political will to increase the rate of organ donation and early screening of chronic kidney diseases might reduce the demand of organs for transplantation and limit the trade of organs.