The Female Human Pelvis Spectrum

 I did not know this. In fact, I’ve never heard these terms.


The female human pelvis has been classified according to shape; specifically to highlight how easily a fetus can be delivered. Gynecoid is the optimum type. The Android pelvis is more “male” but still suitable to pregnancy and birth although there may be problems. Anthropoid indicates “ape-like” and Platypelloid means “flat oval” – “wide hips.”

Individual women have variations that gradate between these types.

Male and female compared:



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Another set of comparisons:


Marge Shipman


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