Android shaped pelvis has triangular or heart-shaped inlet and is narrower from the front. It has prominent ishial spines and also has narrower transverse outlet diameter.
Such pelvis is more likely to be present in tall women. African-Caribbean women are more at risk of having an adroid shaped pelvis.
Child birth is difficult and more complicated in android shaped pelvis than gynaecoid pelvis. Women have to push harder, walk more often and chances of instrumental vaginal delivery are high. It may prolong the labor.