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David Hager

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David Hager is an American nutjob anointed appointed to the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002. He has a medical board certification in obstetrics and gynecology.


  • He insisted that emergency contraception should be prescription-only and he refused to approve the over-the-counter sale of the "Plan-B" contraceptive pill. (American approval of the over-the-counter sale of Plan B was delayed until 2006, perhaps due to Hager's efforts in delaying/working against it.)
  • He wrote the book Stress and The Woman's Body with his ex-wife Linda Carruth-Davis. In the book, the authors emphasized the "restorative power of Jesus Christ in one's life" and recommended specific Scripture readings and prayers for such ailments as headaches and premenstrual syndrome.
  • His third book, Women at Risk: The Real Truth about Sexually Transmitted Disease was written in collaboration with a theologian[1]. No synopsis is currently available.

Sexual misconduct(s)[edit]

Round one[edit]

In 1970, Hager married Linda Carruth Davis, and the couple divorced in 2002[2]. Linda Carruth Davis alleges that between 1995 and their divorce in 2002, Hager repeatedly sodomized her while she slept.[3] And someone did not seem to have a problem with it.

Round two[edit]

In 2003 Hager married Lexington physician Kathleen Martin; in 2007 Dr. Martin filed for divorce from Hager, likewise citing sexual misconduct[4]


Q: What is the difference between Ted Haggard and David Hager?
A: The subtle difference between a strange man's arse and your wife's arse.

External links[edit]


  1. This guy: Donald Joy.
  2. Well, that's exactly what happens if one follows the advice from the book they wrote together.
  3. Dr. Hager's Family Values. Ayelish McGarvey, The Nation 11 May, 2005. Accessed 15 May, 2009.
  4. This is pretty much all the amount of detail you can find by Googling the two names; apparently every instances of the article mentioning the second marriage looks almost verbatim, perhaps due to being from the same place.