oa South African Medical Journal - Understanding the pelvic floor

Volume 47, Issue 26
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The striated muscles of the pelvic floor and perineum, supported by the pelvic fascia, co-operate with each other and with the viscera which traverse them to (i) prevent eversion of pelvic viscera from a high pressure region to a low pressure one; (ii) maintain continence; and (iii) control expulsive activities.

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