"Wonder Clock" Sheds Light on Your Biological Clock
App supposedly indicates fertility, but researchers cry "fake."
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: July 3rd, 2012
new app called "Wonder Clock" is sure to have women everywhere freaking out, as it supposedly predicts the moment you become infertile. Naturally, the app is being called bogus by plenty of critics, and we're going to have to agree with the naysayers. An app can't possibly tell you when you're no longer able to have a baby, especially not this one, which only requires your birthday and not any other details that could contribute to fertility.
Maybe women who would put their entire future in the hands of a $1.99 app aren't the sort of people who should be having children in the first place... too mean?
The app was designed by Portland developer Mira Kaddoura who said her goal with it was to empower other women to face their fears of infertility, not to actually predict fertility (interesting, huh?). While that makes sense, it seems a little mean, almost, to tell women when they'll become infertile without offering any actual scientific proof that that's when it'll actually happen. Facing your fears is one thing, lying to people who are having those fears is another animal entirely.
Sandra Dill from Access Australia, Australia's National Infertility Network, said that she thinks the app is dangerously misleading for women, because while age is one contributing factor, it's not the only factor—other things like lifestyle, physical issues, and auto-immune diseases can affect fertility.
"My concern is that this app would lull women into a false sense of security. They'd put it off and come up with a real jolt when they decide to have children and find they can't because it may have nothing to do with age. You can be 27 and have a fertility problem."
We think that's a bit extreme, and to be completely honest, maybe women who put their entire future in the hands of a $1.99 app aren't the sort of people who should be having children in the first place... too mean?