A Saudi sheikh (sheikh in Arabic language literally means "elder") has warned women that driving could affect their ovaries and pelvises.
Women are currently banned from driving in Saudi Arabia and many have protested against the statute.
However, Sheikh Salah al-Luhaydan has warned them that their health could be at risk if they get behind the wheel.
He said on news website sabq.org:
'Physiological science and functional medicine studied this side [and found] that it automatically affects ovaries and rolls up the pelvis.
'This is why we find for women who continuously drive cars their children are born with clinical disorders of varying degrees.'
The comments come two years after a ‘scientific’ report claimed that relaxing the ban would also see more Saudis - both men and women - turn to homosexuality and pornography.
The report warned that allowing women to drive would ‘provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce’.
Within ten years of the ban being lifted, the report’s authors claimed, there would be ‘no more virgins’ in the Islamic kingdom.
And it pointed out ‘moral decline’ could already be seen in other Muslim countries where women are allowed to drive.