Glossary

Urinary bladder: A pouch that collects urine formed by the kidneys. When the bladder is full, we need to void the bladder. The urine passes out from the bladder via the urethra

Pubic bone: The anterior bones of the pelvis. They are joined together at the pubic symphysis and are located below the mons pubis

Pubic symphysis: The joint in the midline between the two pubic bones

Assisted-reproductive technologies: Methods used to help conception in infertile couples

Hernia: A pouch formed due to weakness in the wall of a cavity, like the abdominal cavity. An abdominal hernia may contain loops of bowel and other abdominal contents

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