320-5950 University Boulevard, Dept. Family Practice, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Dr. Wendy Norman has been a family physician in BC for 26 years. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Norman holds an 8-year Career Investigator Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for her research program: “Family Planning Health Services Research”. In October 2014, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada awarded Dr. Norman a five-year Chair in Applied Public Health Research for her family planning research program. In 2015, Dr. Norman received the Darroch Award from the Guttmacher Institute for her work that combines excellence in research with practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health. She and her team are based in the Women’s Health Research Institute of BC Women’s Hospital and she leads the national collaboration Canadian Contraception Access Research Team/Groupe de recherche sure l’accessibilite a la contraception (CARTGRAC www.cart-grac.ubc.ca. Norman has completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Research Training Fellowship in Primary Healthcare Research, the UBC Department of Family Practice Clinician Scholars Program and a Masters of Health Science.

Population health; family planning; fertility control; contraception

Montgomery CA, Norman WV, Money DM, Rekart ML. Antibiotic Prophylaxis at the time of Induced Abortion. BCMJ September 2002;44 (7):367-373

Cessford TA, Norman WV. Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: A knowledge assessment survey of undergraduate medical students. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011; 33(1): 38–45 PubMed Record: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21272435

Norman WV, Bergunder J, Eccles L. Accuracy of gestational age estimated by menstrual dating in women seeking abortion beyond nine weeks. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(3):252–257  PubMed Record: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21453565

*Norman WV, Kaczorowski J, Soon JA, Brant R, Bryan S, Trouton K, Dicus J. Immediate vs. Delayed Insertion of Intrauterine Contraception after Second Trimester Abortion: Protocol and Rationale for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials 2011, 12:149 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/12/1/149

Ames CM, Norman WV. Preventing repeat abortion: is the immediate insertion of intrauterine devices post-abortion a cost effective intervention associated with fewer repeat abortions in a Canadian population? Contraception, 2012; 85(1): 51-55. http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(11)00206-X/abstract

*Norman WV. Induced abortion in Canada 1974-2005:  Trends over the first generation with legal access. Contraception. 2012 Feb;85(2):185-91. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.06.009. PMID: 22036474

Norman WV. Metronidazole prophylaxis prior to surgical abortion: Retrospective review of 51,330 cases. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012; 34(7): 648–652.

*Norman WV.  Chiles JL, Turner CA, Brant R, Aslan A, Kaczorowski J. Comparing effectiveness of Copper Intrauterine Devices available in Canada:  Is FlexiT non-inferior to NovaT when inserted immediately following first-trimester abortions?  A study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.  BMC Trials 13.8 2012: 147-162.

Guy M, Norman WV, Malhotra U. Assessing the Health Care Needs of Women in British Columbia: Development and Validation of a Survey Tool. Can Fam Phys 2013;59 e101-e109

MacDonald K, Norman WV, Popescu O.  New Anomalies due to Methotrexate and Misoprostol Exposure in Early Pregnancy.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics; 2013; 122(3): 267-268.

Dressler J, Maughn N, Soon JA, Norman WV.  The Perspective of Rural Physicians Providing Abortion In Canada:  Qualitative Findings of the BC Abortion Providers Survey (BCAPS).  PLOS One 2013 June 28, 8(6): e67070.

*Norman WV, Soon JA, Maughn N, Dressler J.  Barriers to Rural Induced Abortion Services in Canada:  Findings of the British Columbia Abortions Provider Survey (BCAPS).  PLOS One 2013 June 28, 8(6): e67023.

Norman WV, Brooks M, Brant R, Soon JA, Majdzadeh A, Kaczorowski J.  What proportion of Canadian women will accept an intrauterine contraceptive at the time of second trimester abortion?  Recruitment findings of a randomized controlled trial.  J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Jan;36(1):51-9.

Norman WV, Hestrin B, Dueck R.  Access to complex abortion care service and planning improved through a toll-free telephone resource line.  Obstetrics and Gynecology International, 2014 Feb, 913241, 4 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/913241

Wong M, Soon JA, Zed P, Norman WV. Development of a survey to assess acceptability of an innovative contraception practice among rural pharmacists. Pharmacy. 2014; 2(1): 124-136. (Caddy S, Yudin MH, Hakim J, Money DM, Norman WV, Allen VM, Bouchard C, Boucher M, Castillo E, Murphy KE, Ogilvie G, Paquet C. Best Practices to Minimize Risk of Infection With Intrauterine Device Insertion. SOGC Infectious Disease Committee Opinion. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2014; 36(3):266–276 (Role = Special Contributor) [SJR Journal Rank in Top Quartile]

Norman WV. Do you have a secret researcher inside? High-quality family medicine research at Family Medicine Forum. CFP July 2014; 60(7): 602-04.

Norman WV, Stothart D. IUD string perforation through anterior cervix: A case report. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(4):345–348. FA, SA

Norman WV, Soon JA, Panagliotoglou D, Albert A, Zed P. The Acceptability of Contraception Task-sharing Among Canadian Pharmacists: The ACT-Pharm Study. Contraception 2015 Jul;92(1):55-61.

Hulme J, Dunn S, Guilbert E, Soon JA, Norman WV. Barriers and facilitators to family planning access in Canada: stakeholder input on implications for health system and policy reform. Healthcare Policy 2015 Feb;10(3):48-63.

Norman WV. Our struggle to implement best practices: the example of antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract infection. Family Practice 2015 Aug;32(4):365-366.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 1 of 4). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015 Oct;37(10): 936-42, S1-S28.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 2 of 4). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015 Nov;37(11):1033-5.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 3 of 4: Chapter 7). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016 Feb;38(2):182-222

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329, (Part 4 of 4: Chapter 8). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016 Mar;38(3):279-300.

Guilbert ER, Hayden A, Jones HE, O’Connell White K, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M, Norman WV. First trimester medical abortion practices in Canada: A national survey. Can Fam Physician 2016 Apr;62(4):e201-8.

*Norman WV, Guilbert ER, Okpaleke C, Hayden A, Lichtenberg ES, Paul M, O’Connell White K, Jones HE. Abortion health services in Canada: a 2012 national survey. Can Fam Physician 2016 Apr 62(4):e209-17.

Costescu D, Guilbert E, Bernardin J, Black A, Dunn S, Fitzsimmons B, Norman WV, Pymar H, Soon J, Trouton K, Wagner MS, Wiebe E. Medical Abortion. SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016 Apr;38(4):366-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.01.002

Samiedaluie S, Peterson S, Brant R, Kaczorowski J, Norman WV. Validating abortion procedure coding in British Columbia administrative database. BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:255. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1485-4

Norman WV, Soon J.A. Requiring physicians to dispense mifepristone: an unnecessary limit on safety and access for medical abortion. CMAJ 2016 Dec 6 188:E429-E430 PMID: 27754893

Wong E, Leslie JJT, Soon JA, Norman WV. Measuring interprofessional competencies and attitudes among health professional students creating family planning virtual patient cases. BMC Medical Education 2016 Oct 19;16(1):273.

Norman WV, Mazza D. Calling a Spade a Spoon: Are non-American donors likely to need the same “reshaping” of terms for International Family Planning? World Health and Population. 2016 Sept 17(1): 21-25. doi:10.12927/whp.2016.25040

Troskie C, Soon J, Albert A, Norman, WV. Regulatory approval time for hormonal contraception in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, 2000-2015: a retrospective data analysis. CMAJ Open. 2016 Nov 3. 4:4. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20160017.

Rieb LM, Norman WV, Martin RE, Berkowitz J, Wood E, McNeil R, Milloy MJ. Withdrawal-associated injury site pain (WISP): A descriptive case series of an opioid cessation phenomenon. PAIN 2016 Dec; 157(12):2865-2874

Henning PA, Burgess, CK Jones, HE, Norman WV. The effects of asking a fertility intention question in primary care settings: a systematic review protocol. Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 19;6(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0412-z. PMID: 28103918.

Norman WV, Downie J. Abortion care in Canada is decided between a woman and her doctor, without recourse to criminal law. BMJ. 2017 March 24. (FA, SA) http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j1506.full

Asgharpour M, Villareal S, Schummers L, Hutcheon J, Shaw D, Norman, WV. Inter-pregnancy interval and pregnancy outcomes among women with delayed childbearing: Protocol for a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2017 Apr 8;6(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s13643-017-0464-0.

Black A, Guilbert E, Costescu, D, Dunn S, Fisher W, Kives S, Mirosh M, Norman WV, et al. Canadian Contraception Consensus Guidelines No. 329-(Part 4 of 4) Chapter 9: Combined Hormonal Contraception. ). J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2017 Apr;39(4): 229-268.e5.

Norman WV, Dickens BM. Abortion by telemedicine: an equitable option for Irish women. BMJ. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j2011

Strong MJ, Busing N, Goosney DL, Harris K, Horsley T, Kuzyk A, Lingard L, Norman WV, Rosenblum ND, Saryeddine T, Wang X. The rising challenge of training the Physician Scientist:  Recommendations of the Canadian Consensus Conference.  Academic Medicine. 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001857.

Burgess CK, Henning PA, Norman WV, Manze MG, Jones HE. A systematic review of the effect of reproductive intention screening in primary care settings on reproductive health outcomes. Family Practice (2017 Aug 11)

Jones HE, O’Connell White K, Norman WV, Guilbert E, Lichtenberg, ES, Paul, M. First trimester medication abortion practice in the United States and Canada. PLoS One (Accepted Manuscript, 2017 Sept)

Burgess C, Henning P, Norman WV, Manzed M, & H, Jonesa. A systematic review of the effect of reproductive intention screening in primary care settings on reproductive health outcomes. Family Practice 2017, 1-10.