Saudi Cleric Says Driving Hurts Women's Ovaries

Women are resisting laws banning them from behind the wheel


Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems, according to a conservative Saudi cleric.

The comment, made by Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan, came as activists step up their campaign for women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed to drive.

Women are being called upon to defy the ban and drive on 26 October.

The campaign, started on Twitter, has attracted more than 11,000 signatures.