The Female Pelvis: Pelvis & Hips Anatomy Introduction

  • A woman’s pelvic bones are larger and broader than those of a male pelvis, in order to create a larger space for childbirth. Other differences include the hole in the middle of the pelvic bones and the width of the space under the base of the pelvis.
  • During pregnancy, the ligaments, tendons and connective tissues of the pelvis loosen.
  • Due to the role of the female pelvis in pregnancy and childbirth, women are generally more prone to pelvic instability.