A method for aging the female Os pubis



Descriptions of the morphological components of the female os pubis, their developmental stages and age relations are presented in terms of formula scores following the method of McKern and Stewart ('57). It is noted that morphological development of females is different from that of males, and that females are subject to trauma of childbirth which may cause an individual female os pubis to appear older than it actually is. As compared to the male os pubis, that of a female of the same age may appear to be ten years younger based upon the ventral rampart, and ten years older based upon the dorsal plateau.