Understanding pelvic floor in women

Rajni Mittal, Gayatri Rath, R. N. Sahai, Mahima Aggarwal


Change from quadruped to erect posture has resulted in changes in the human pelvis. This has resulted in pelvis supporting the abdominal viscera. The bony pelvis is deficient on inferior aspect. Muscles covered by fascia on superior and inferior aspect. A good knowledge of pelvic floor is very basic and mandatory for any gynecologist as pelvic floor is crucial to support the pelvic organs and is required to maintain urinary and fecal continence.


Pelvic floor, Levator ani, Perineal membrane

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