MD, MHSc
320-5950 University Boulevard, Dept Family Practice, UBC.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
phone: 6047617767

Dr. Wendy Norman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Norman is the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada Chair in Family Planning Public Health Research, and holds a Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research for her family planning research program. In 2015, Dr. Norman received the prestigious international 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 sur l’accessibilite a la contraception (CARTGRAC www.cart-grac.ubc.ca).
Norman 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.

John Snow Prize: Awarded by the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC for the top standing in the graduate course in Epidemiology HCEP 502. March 2000; G. F. Amyot Award: Awarded by the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC in consultation with the Health Officers Council of B.C. for meritorious scholarship in the field of Public Health. May 2003; BC Researcher of the Year: Awarded by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, October 2012; Enid Johnson MacLeod Award: Awarded for leadership in the promotion of women’s health research in Canada. The Federation of Medical Women of Canada, September 2015; 2015 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research: Awarded by the University of British Columbia. This awards individuals whose performance during the current review year was exceptionally meritorious. May 2015; 2015 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research: Presented by the Guttmacher Institute, NY, NY. The awardee’s work must combine excellence in research with practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health; must demonstrate vision and innovation in methodology, analysis and communication of research findings; and must adhere to the highest standards of research methodology and analysis. Aug 2015; 2015 PHSA+ Awards – Individual Category. This award recognizes and celebrates the passion, dedication and invaluable contributions staff make every day to PHSA’s vision: Province-wide solutions. Better health. June 2015

1. Montgomery CA, Norman WV, Money DM, Rekart ML. Antibiotic Prophylaxis at the time of Induced Abortion. BCMJ September 2002;44 (7):367-373 (CA) [not an indexed or ranked journal]

2. 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 [Citations- 0 (WOS), 15 (GS), No impact factor available- Editor cites SJR Journal Rank in Top Quartile; JOGC is the premier Women’s Health research journal in Canada].

3. 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 (FA, SA) [Citation-3 (GS), No impact factor available- SJR Journal Rank in Top Quartile].

4. *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:10.1186/1745-6215-12-149 [Impact factor 2.12, Rank 63/122] http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/12/1/149 (FA, SA)

5. 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 (SA) – [Impact factor 2.93, Top Quartile Journal, Rank 13/78]

6. *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 (FA, SA) [Impact factor 2.93, Top Quartile Journal, Rank 13/78]

7. Norman WV. Metronidazole prophylaxis prior to surgical abortion: Retrospective review of 51,330 cases. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012; 34(7): 648–652. (FA, SA) [No impact factor available- SJR Journal Rank in Top Quartile].

8. *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. (FA, SA) [Impact factor 2.12, Rank 63/122]

9. 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 (SA) [Canada’s leading family practice journal, Impact Factor 1.40, Journal Rank 10/18]

10. 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. (SA) [Impact factor 1.946]

11. 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. (SA) [Impact factor 3.53, Top Quartile Journal, Rank 8/53]

12. *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. (FA, SA) [Impact factor 3.53, Top Quartile Journal, Rank 8/53]
13. 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. (FA, SA) [No impact factor available- SJR Journal Rank in Top Quartile].
14. 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 (FA, SA)
15. 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. (SA) [no impact factor available]

16. 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]

17. 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. FA [Canada’s leading family practice clinical journal. Impact Factor 1.40, Journal Rank 10/18]
18. Norman WV, Stothart D. IUD string perforation through anterior cervix: A case report. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(4):345–348. FA, SA
19. 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. (FA, SA)
20. 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. (SA)
21. 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. (FA, SA).

22. 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. (CA) [contribution- primary writer for Chapter 1, contributed second authorship to Chapter 2, overall collaboration in project and co-author on 4 chapters]
23. 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. (CA)
24. 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. (CA)
25. 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. (CA)
26. 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. (SA)
27. *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. (FA, SA)
28. 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 (CA)
29. 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 (SA)
30. 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 [Impact Factor 6.724] (FA, SA)
31. 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. (SA)
32. 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 (SA)
33. 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. (SA)
34. 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 (CA) [Impact Factor 5.557]
35. 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. (SA)
36. 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) [Impact Factor 20.785] http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j1506.full
37. 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. (SA)
38. 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. (CA)
39. Norman WV, Dickens BM. Abortion by telemedicine: an equitable option for Irish women. BMJ. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j2011 (FA, SA) [Impact Factor 20.785]
40. 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.(CA) [Impact Factor 5.255]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 (Accepted manuscript, 2017 Aug 11) (CA)
41. 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 xx) (CA) [Impact Factor 2.806]

42. 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.

MPH Students

Dr. Norman’s research program seeks to develop evidence to support improvements to family planning access, quality of care, and health policy. This research involves innovation end-users (health professionals, health system leaders, and an advisory board of citizens) in problem identification, prioritization, and research design leading to facilitated uptake of solutions. Norman’s program utilizes content expertise, collaborations, and trust established over decades as a respected and effective physician leader in the field of family planning.