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Definition of «Female pelvis»

Female pelvis: The lower part of the abdomen located between the hip bones in the female. There are significant differences in the anatomy of the pelvis in the female and male.

The female pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the male pelvis. The angle of the female pubic arch is wide and round. The female sacrum is wider than the male's and the iliac bone is flatter. The pelvic basin of the female is more spacious and less funnel-shaped.

From a purely anatomic viewpoint, the female pelvis is better suited to accommodate the fetus during pregnancy and permit the baby to be born.

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