The squirrel monkey as an animal model of pelvic relaxation: an evaluation of a large breeding colony.

@article{Coates1995TheSM,
  title={The squirrel monkey as an animal model of pelvic relaxation: an evaluation of a large breeding colony.},
  author={Kimberly W. Coates and Scott R. Gibson and Lawrence E Williams and Anne-Marie Brady and Christian R. Abee and Bobby L. Shull and Thomas Kuehl},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={173 6},
  pages={
          1664-9; discussion 1669-70
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Findings of pelvic relaxation have been reported in up to 50% of older adult female squirrel monkeys. To evaluate further the potential use of the squirrel monkey as an animal model of pelvic relaxation, we objectively observed and described the perineal findings of 160 adult females. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of perineal findings to age and parity, factors thought to predispose women to pelvic relaxation. STUDY DESIGN The urethra, cervix, and anterior… CONTINUE READING
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