159 pages, 7" x 10" 
250 illustrations 
Smyth-sewn softcover 
ISBN 0-939616-38-6



The Female Pelvis 
Anatomy & Exercises   

by Blandine Calais-Germain

The female pelvis and its contents are an underappreciated region of the anatomy.  Important not only for sexuality, they are also central to the processes of childbirth and elimination.   

The Female Pelvis was written for women to use over the course of their lives, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and its aftermath.  Its purpose is to help women become more familiar with the pelvis and its related structures, and how to keep them healthy and fit.   

The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of the pelvis, and how it responds to pregnancy and childbirth.  This is followed by a series of specific exercises, initially for self-discovery, and then to increase the flexibility, strength, and coordination of each of the pelvic functions. The book concludes with some guidelines which focus on the pelvis during different phases of a woman's life.   

The Female Pelvis was designed to make the subject of the pelvis understandable to all women. Anatomically correct, the language of the text is clear and concise.  Over 250 drawings illustrate every important aspect of pelvic anatomy, and show the reader how to perform simple exercises to keep the pelvis and its related structures fit.    


  • Chapter 1:  The Bony Structures of the Perineum
  • Chapter 2:  The Musculature of the Perineum 
  • Chapter 3:  The Organs of the Lesser Pelvis 
  • Chapter 4:  The Muscles Bordering the Perineum  
  • Chapter 5:  Analysis of Certain Movements   
  • Chapter 6:  The Perineum and Delivery   
  • Chapter 7:  Some Pathologies Common to the Lesser Pelvis   
  • Chapter 8:  Exercises   
  • Chapter 9:  Guidelines    


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