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Laboratory 41. The Female Perineum
Step 1. Boundaries of the Female Perineum

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Note: Before beginning this dissection exercise, place the cadaver in the lithotomy position.

Identify the boundaries of the diamond-shaped perineum :
  • The anterior border is the inferior margin of the pubic symphysis.
  • The posterior boundary is the coccyx.
  • The perineum is bounded laterally by the two ischial tuberosities.
  • The posterolateral border of the perineum is formed by the sacrotuberous ligaments, which are covered by the gluteus maximus muscles.
  • Anterolaterally, the borders are the ischiopubic rami.

Links and References:
Grant's: 3.59
Netter (1ed.): 354 (2ed.): 350
Rohen/Yokochi: 340