Gynecoid pelvis: The gynecoid pelvis is one that is
generally characteristic of a woman in its bone structure and
therefore its shape. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female.
The gynecoid pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the
male pelvis. The angle of the female pubic arch is wide and round.
The female sacrum is wider than the male's and the iliac bone is
flatter. The pelvic basin of the female is more spacious and less
From a purely anatomic viewpoint, the female pelvis is better
suited to accommodate the fetus during pregnancy and permit the baby
to be born.