This is a model of the female pelvis. The relevant organs which occupy the pelvis - rectum, vagina, uterus, bladder, and urethra - are shown is this cross-section view. That means that we are looking at a 'sideways slice' through the middle. There are many disorders which occur in this area, and because the organs are so close to each other, a problem in one organ can easily effect another. For example, a rectocele (weak spot in the lower rectum) can cause protrusion into the vagina. It's because three different organ systems occupy the pelvis (digestive, genital/reproductive, and urinary) that a multidisciplinary approach is used to treat problems of the pelvic floor.