Kidneys and Controversies in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Case of Organ Sale

  title={Kidneys and Controversies in the Islamic Republic of Iran: The Case of Organ Sale},
  author={Diane Tober},
  journal={Body \& Society},
  pages={151 - 170}
  • Diane Tober
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Medicine
  • Body & Society
Iran is the only official Shia Islamic country with Ithna-Ashari or Twelver Shiism as the dominant form. For various reasons in part due to the interpretive approach to jurisprudence in Ithna-Ashari Shiism but also due to other aspects of Iranian culture the Iranian approach to medical science and technology is dramatically different from that in most other Islamic countries. In Iran what is and is not considered Islamically acceptable is constantly being renegotiated depending upon social… 

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