Some people are misinformed. Some people have no common sense. And some people are just so incredibly clueless that I wonder how they managed to survive into adulthood.
The last patient I admitted last night was a 27-year old woman who was hit by a car. She suffered multiple fractures in her leg, arm, and back. In the heat of the moment, sometimes patients aren't fully informed about the extent of their injuries, so I make it a point to talk to them the next day and make sure they are aware of their situation. So I went to see her this evening, and I told her she had fractures of her back, her tibia, her humerus, and her femur.
"My femur??" she asked wide-eyed. "Am I going to be able to have kids?"
I stared at her blankly for a second while I gathered the strength not to ask her what the FUCK she was talking about.
"Yes ma'am, you can have kids. Your femur is your thigh bone."
"Oh, I though it was a part of the vagina."
No, the thigh bone is not connected to the vagina-bone.