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Differences Between the Male and Female Bony Pelvises | Anatomy Slices

Have you seen the female pelvis prosection in Complete Anatomy? There are many significant anatomical, structural and functional differences between the male and female bony pelvises. Here are a few:

The general structure of the female pelvis is thinner and less dense, in comparison to the thick and heavy male pelvis, which is designed to support a heavier body build.

The true pelvis is wide and shallow in the female, and the pelvic inlet, also known as the superior pelvic aperture is wide, oval and rounded.

While in the male it is heart shaped, and narrow. A male pelvis has a v-shaped pubic arch that is approximately <70°.

The pubic arch is usually wider in the female pelvis at about >80°.

The coccyx in the male pelvis is projected inwards and immovable while a female pelvis has a flexible and straighter coccyx.

A lateral view of the female pelvis also reveals the relationships between the urogenital and reproductive organs.

You can view the detailed internal anatomy of each organ in both the male and female pelvises with Complete Anatomy!