Side view of female organs – image description

The illustration shows a side view of a woman’s tummy, also called the abdomen, and her pelvis. She is facing to the left. The spine is shown on the right hand side. On the left are shown the abdominal organs completely surrounded by a thick line which is the peritoneum, the lining of the tummy that covers the organs. The bowel takes up a lot of the space inside the peritoneum. The pelvic organs are the bladder, womb and the back passage and these are below the peritoneum. The womb fits into a pocket of the peritoneum although it is actually underneath it. In front of the womb is the bladder. Behind the womb is the back passage, also called the rectum.