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Rachel Levine is a known advocate of LGBTQ rights. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@SecretaryLevine)

  • Rachel Levine was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • She graduated from Harvard University and Tulane Medical School
  • Levine played a significant role in Pennsylvania's fight against COVID-19

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Dr. Rachel Levine was nominated by US President Joe Biden in January. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The final voting outcome stood at 52-48
  • Levine became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate
  • She previously served as the Health Secretary of Pennsylvania

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Rand Paul is a Republican Senator from the state of Kentucky (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Senator Paul asked about "genital mutilation" and "gender dysphoria"
  • Dr. Levine said that a variety of aspects need to be considered while treating minors
  • If confirmed, Dr. Levine will be the first openly transgender federal official who will be confirmed by the US Senate