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are conveyed to the Uterus or Womb, with which the tubes are connected
and into which they open at its upper and large end.
THE PELVIS is that bony arch in the cavity of which are contained the
internal sex organs of the woman. The Pelvis is a bony basin which holds
and supports the pelvic organs, and is composed of three important
parts, as follows: (1) The Sacrum, consisting of five sections of the
vertebral column, or spine, fused together so as to constitute the solid
part of the lower spine and the back of the Pelvis; (2) the two
Hip-Bones, one on each side of the Pelvis; (3) the Pubic Arch, or the
front part of the Pelvis, formed by the junction of the two Hip-Bones in
front. Attached to the Hip-Bones are the thighs, and also the large
Gluteal Muscles which constitute the buttocks, or "seat."
The Pelvis of the woman is quite different from that of the man. It is
shallower and wider, and lighter in structure than that of the male, and
the margins of the Hip-Bones are more widely separated, thus making the
hips of the woman far more prominent than those of the man. Also, the
Sacrum is shorter than that of the man, and the Pubic Arch wider and
more rounded than his. This difference in the bony structure is made
necessary by the demand for larger space in the female Pelvis required
for the purposes of childbirth. These differences are not so perceptible
in childhood, but become marked and pronounced at puberty.
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