Large heads, narrow pelvises and difficult childbirth in humans: Adaptations in human morphology explain why

22 abril 2015

The size of the neonatal skull is large relative to the dimensions of the birth canal in the female pelvis. This is the reason why childbirth is slower and more difficult in humans than in most other primates. Scientists have identified adaptations in the morphology of the human body, which were unknown so far, a new study shows.