Chlorosis: The disease of virgins or the Green Sickness was the misogynistic attempt at studying what we know is iron deficient anemia. What was the cure for a weak green girl with irregular menstruation?
Get her pregnant! After procreation doctors would call the woman cured.
Only a brave few pointed out the symptoms lasted long after pregnancy... and also were recorded in men... “The clinical picture comprised menstrual disorders such as ameonrrhoea, pallor and many vague symptoms [diagnosed due to misogyny rather than medical fact- these women actually were ill] including apathy and hypochondria. At a later stage anaemia and iron deficiency became prominent characteristics. The skin was reported to take on a greenish hue, but this is disputable. Related diseases were hysteria and anorexia” ncbi