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Saudi Cleric: Driving Hurts Women's Ovaries

Saudi Cleric: Driving Hurts Women's Ovaries
Posted September 30th, 2013 @ 11:10am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– There are some solid medical reasons behind Saudi Arabia's ban on women drivers, according to a conservative Saudi cleric who has become an international laughingstock. "If a woman drives a car, it could have a negative physiological impact," Sheikh Saleh al-Loheidan told an interviewer. "Medical studies show that it would automatically affect a woman's ovaries and that it pushes the pelvis upward." What's more, he claimed, "for women who continuously drive cars, their children are born with varying degrees of clinical problems."

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