About the book
The female pelvis plays important functions as it encompasses the reproductive, urologic, and gastrointestinal systems. On one hand, the female pelvis needs to be wide enough for childbirth. On the other hand, the pelvic muscles and connective tissues crossing the floor of the pelvis form an anatomical hammock supporting the pelvic organs. In this book, we plan to set up two sections. Section one will cover basic ideas about the female pelvis. We plan to introduce the anatomy of the female pelvis first. Only with a full understanding of female pelvis anatomy, can one comprehend its function. Then we would like to use one or two chapters to discuss the physiology and pathophysiology of the female pelvis. In section two, we plan to present the diagnosis and treatment for female pelvic disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, nocturnal enuresis, pelvic organ prolapses, and interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome, and female bladder outlet obstruction. Not only will the currently available evidence be presented, but also the valuable experience of authors from different countries will also be demonstrated. We believe this book can benefit both clinicians and patients.