Male pelvis vs. female pelvis: what are the skeletal differences between these two pelves?
In anatomy labs for nursing school and other health science majors, students may be asked to identify the key differences between the male and female pelvis structure.
In this video, i highlight the key differences that can help you identify between a male and female pelvis.
Here are some of the big differences:
-Male pelvis is heavier, thicker, and rougher, whereas the female pelvis is lighter, thinner, and smoother.
-Male pelvis has a rounder obturator foramen, whereas females have more oval-shaped obturator foramina.
-Male pelvis has a heart-shaped pelvic inlet, whereas the female pelvis has an oval-shaped inlet.
-The male pelvis is narrower and taller; the female pelvis is shorter an wider.
-Females have a wider and shallower greater sciatic notch.
-Females have an 80-100 degree angle for their subpubic angle, whereas men have closer to 50-70.
-Females have a wider sacrum that is shorter and curved more; males have a longer, narrower sacrum that is less curved.
-Females have a coccyx bone that is straighter; the male coccyx bone curves toward the front of the body.
And much more. Watch the video for even more differences between the female and male pelvic bones.
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