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Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Transplant Tourism: The Ethics and Regulation of International Markets for Organs

I.G. Cohen — Spring 2013

“Transplant tourism is a tragic and increasingly common response to worldwide shortages of organs. The outlook one gets from the empirical data on these markets and their effects on sellers is bleak indeed… . [T]here is a strong argument to justify prohibiting these practices that relates to deficits in information provided to sellers and their bounded rationality… . While… destination country domestic criminal enforcement ought to be continued, it has proven insignificant on its own… [I]ncreasing home country attempts to deter transplant tourism… and increase[ing] attempts to increase the supply of organs in tourists’ home countries, will significantly reduce transplant tourism.”

Citation: 41 J.L. Med. & Ethics 269 (Spring 2013)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Treating the Hidden Wounds: Trauma Treatment and Mental Health Recovery for Victims of Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

H. Clawson, A. Salomon, L. Grace — March 2008

This Issue Brief focuses on the trauma experienced by most trafficking victims, its impact on health and well-being, some of the challenges to meeting trauma-related needs of trafficking victims, and promising approaches to treatment and recovery. While this issue brief touches on trauma across human trafficking populations, it has a special emphasis on trauma resulting from sex trafficking of women and girls. Contents include: (1) Trauma and Its Impact: Post-Trauma Responses for Trafficking Victims; (2) Challenges in Meeting the Needs of Trafficking Victims Who Experienced Traumatic Abuse; (3) Trauma Informed and Specific Services and their Core Components.