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Miss Gay Finland finds discrimination in health care

17 Jun 2018, 03:17 ( 8 Months ago)

DF News Desk
Miss Gay Finland 2018 Iina Karinen. Press release photo by Ömer Acar.

Iina Karinen, who  was crowned Miss Gay Finland on Friday disclosed that doctors refused to treat her multiple sclerosis (MS)MS because of her homosexuality.

Pointing out the discrimination, she informed that she suffers from MS, and her platform as an LGBTQ rights spokesperson includes highlighting issues of discrimination in Finnish health care, reported National Broadcaster Yle.

The 23-year-old veterinary student Iina Karinen won the Miss Gay Finland  title in the 6th annual Miss Gay Finland pageant.

“Several doctors have refused to treat her in the past due to their attitude towards her sexual orientation,” said the Yle report quoting Karinen as saying.

She wants to focus the issue at various hospital districts cross he country.

She also wants to visit schools to discuss sexual and gender issues with students, as well as bullying, said the report.