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Biological clock app 'counts down' the days, minutes and seconds until a woman becomes infertile





By Emily Anne Epstein

PUBLISHED: 08:31 EST, 1 July 2012 | UPDATED: 14:26 EST, 1 July 2012

A developer has created an app that calculates the day most women dread: when they become infertile.

Portland, Oregon, developer Mira Kaddoura said she created The Wonder Clock to empower other women and help them face their fears about fertility.

All the app requires is a woman's birth date to answer the question: 'How much time do I have left?'

Tick-tock: A developer has created an app that calculates the day most women dread - when they will become infertile

Tick-tock: A developer has created an app that calculates the day most women dread - when they will become infertile

Fears: Mira Kaddoura from Portland, Oregon, said she created The Wonder Clock to confront her feelings towards fertility

Fears: Mira Kaddoura from Portland, Oregon, said she created The Wonder Clock to confront her feelings towards fertility

The app then calculates the years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds until the woman can no longer bear children.

'I am ticking,' Ms Kaddoura, an award-winning advertising creative director, declares on the app's website.

The home page of TheWonderClock.com is the 30-something's own biological clock.

Her actual age, however, remains a mystery.

'I created this clock to face my own fears. To beckon the elephant in the room so to speak,' she says.

Answer: All the app requires is a woman's birth date to find out, 'How much time do I have left?'

Despite her accomplishments (of which she has many), she said her lack of a family has caused her to question herself.

'Why do I feel that somehow, at my core, I am failing?' she asks.

'I am ticking.'

Mira Kaddoura

Ms Kaddoura hopes that the app will 'open a dialogue with other women about fertility, empowerment, and loving ourselves.'

She said that the clock is not meant to be a medical diagnosis, but more of an interactive and conceptual piece.

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Countdown: The app then calculates the years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds until the woman can no longer bear children

Most doctors, however, estimate that the biological clock stops ticking around 44. She said she came up with the idea after a doctor broached the topic unexpectedly.

'He had asked if I planned to have kids and when my answer was I hope so, he said I should start thinking seriously about it,' Ms Kaddoura said.

'That caught me off guard cause I was barely out of my 20s, working, traveling, learning, growing. I never felt that time was an issue till then.'

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Share: The landing page of TheWonderClock.com is her own biological clock

She revealed to the MailOnline that even men are downloading the app.

'Just last night three men showed me their Wonder Clocks,' she said. 'I think it has made men think about child bearing too since it is a subject that concerns both sexes.'

The app is available for iPhones and other Apple products on iTunes for $1.99.

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