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Sen. Rand Paul criticized for likening gender dysphoria to "mutilation" in hearing with Dr. Rachel Levine

By Ryan Deto

At a U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Feb. 24, former Pennsylvania health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine was repeatedly asked by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) about whether she supports treating gender dysphoria in children. Paul repeatedly equates gender dysphoria treatments, like receiving hormones, with “genital mutilation".