The study of our pelvic bone is very important. The pelvic bone even helps forensic scientists learn the gender of a skeleton! To help students and patients alike, we have collected a range of pelvic models, both male and female. These high quality models are informative and detailed, and we'd be happy to help you find the perfect model for you. Simply contact our support team for advice on these and our other model selections.
Study with Pelvis Anatomical Models
Did you know that the word “pelvis” comes from the Latin for “basin?” It’s appropriate, considering the shape of this anatomical structure. Located at the base of the spine, between the abdomen and thighs, this bony feature helps protect the organs of the reproductive system, as well as bearing the weight of the upper body. The pelvis varies between male and female skeletons slightly, making it one of several ways for a scientist to identify the gender of a skeleton.
The female pelvis is slightly larger and wider than the male pelvis. It’s easy to see this when comparing a male and female pelvis skeleton, such as the Female Pelvis Anatomy Model with Ligaments in 3 Parts and the Male Pelvis Skeleton Anatomy Model. The male pelvis is narrower, but its internal “basin” area is more heart shaped. This difference is evident in the movements of males and females. The female pelvis evolved to its current shape to ease some of the pain of childbirth, as a narrower pelvis is not appropriate for this. It is vital for medical professionals to understand this difference.
Anatomy Warehouse offers a huge variety of anatomical models, anatomical charts, fitness posters, and study aids for medical students, medical professionals, and specialists. Our reproductive system offerings are especially wonderful for gynecology settings.