Quote from Extra Pickles
I have a hard time believing that anyone with even a grade school education would not know that there is a urinary system that involves bladder, ureters, urethra. And a reproductive system that involves uterus, cervix, vagina. Really basic stuff and unless someone didn't go to school at all don't know how it wasn't learned at some point.
I remember having conversations in my college dorm decades ago (in the '70s) about sex and contraception issues, and was sincerely shocked at the number of other college women who didn't have any idea about the most basic human anatomy -- not just their reproductive systems, but the whole, basic, heart/two lungs/two kidneys/stomach/intestines thing. Many of them appeared to have no idea that they had internal organs, period
, or to have ever thought about how their bodies worked. Since then, I've never assumed that anyone knows anything about their bodies (and that approach has served me well in my practice over the years, haha ...)
sure I learned the basics in school over the years; plus, my parents were a physician and an RN, so there was a lot of informal education at home.