Overview

Dr. Norman and her team explore clinical and population health research to understand and reduce unintended pregnancies and to improve access to high-quality contraception and abortion knowledge, services and methods.

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.

Publications

Telemedicine and medical abortion: dispelling safety myths, with facts
mHealth
Roopan Gill and Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.21037/mhealth.2018.01.01
01/2018

Inter-pregnancy interval and pregnancy outcomes among women with delayed childbearing: protocol for a systematic review
Systematic Reviews
Mani Asgharpour and Sofia Villarreal and Laura Schummers and Jennifer Hutcheon and Dorothy Shaw and Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.1186/s13643-017-0464-0
12/2017

A systematic review of the effect of reproductive intention screening in primary care settings on reproductive health outcomes
Family Practice
Carolyne K Burgess and Paul A Henning and Wendy V Norman and Meredith G Manze and Heidi E Jones
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmx086
09/2017

Abortion by telemedicine: an equitable option for Irish women
BMJ
Wendy V Norman and Bernard M Dickens
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j2237
05/2017

Abortion care in Canada is decided between a woman and her doctor, without recourse to criminal law.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Norman WV and Downie J
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j1506
PubMed: 28341622
03/2017

The effects of asking a fertility intention question in primary care settings: a systematic review protocol
Systematic Reviews
Paul A. Henning and Carolyne K. Burgess and Heidi E. Jones and Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.1186/s13643-017-0412-z
01/2017

First trimester medication abortion practice in the United States and Canada.
PloS one
Jones HE and O'Connell White K and Norman WV and Guilbert E and Lichtenberg ES and Paul M
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186487
PubMed: 29023594
2017

Requiring physicians to dispense mifepristone: an unnecessary limit on safety and access to medical abortion.
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Norman WV and Soon JA
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.160581
PubMed: 27754893
12/2016

Withdrawal-associated injury site pain (WISP): a descriptive case series of an opioid cessation phenomenon.
Pain
Rieb LM and Norman WV and Martin RE and Berkowitz J and Wood E and McNeil R and Milloy MJ
DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000710
PubMed: 27598412
12/2016

Measuring interprofessional competencies and attitudes among health professional students creating family planning virtual patient cases.
BMC medical education
Wong E and Leslie JJ and Soon JA and Norman WV
DOI: 10.1186/s12909-016-0797-8
PubMed: 27756294
10/2016

Calling a Spade a Spoon: Are Non-American Donors Likely to Need the Same “Reshaping” of Terms for International Family Planning?
World Health & Population
Wendy Norman and Danielle Mazza
DOI: 10.12927/whp.2016.25040
09/2016

Subsequent pregnancies after abortion by contraception method
Contraception
Wendy V. Norman and Saied Samiedaluie and Rollin Brant and Janusz Kaczorowski and Stirling Bryan
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2016.02.012
05/2016

Abortion health services in Canada: Results of a 2012 national survey.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Norman WV and Guilbert ER and Okpaleke C and Hayden AS and Steven Lichtenberg E and Paul M and White KO and Jones HE
PubMed: 28192276
04/2016

First-trimester medical abortion practices in Canada: National survey.
Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien
Guilbert ER and Hayden AS and Jones HE and White KO and Steven Lichtenberg E and Paul M and Norman WV
PubMed: 28192275
04/2016

Validating abortion procedure coding in Canadian administrative databases
BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1485-4
2016

Regulatory approval time for hormonal contraception in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, 2000-2015: a retrospective data analysis.
CMAJ open
Troskie C and Soon JA and Albert AY and Norman WV
DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20160017
PubMed: 28018878
2016

Avortement médical
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.04.001
2016

Medical Abortion
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.01.002
2016

Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 3 of 4): Chapter 8 - Progestin-Only Contraception
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2015.12.003
2016

Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 3 of 4): Chapter 7 - Intrauterine Contraception
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2015.12.002
2016

The acceptability of contraception task-sharing among pharmacists in Canada — the ACT-Pharm study
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.03.013
07/2015

Our struggle to implement best practices: the example of antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract infection
FAMPRJ
Wendy V Norman
DOI: 10.1093/fampra/cmv055
07/2015

IUD String Perforation Through Anterior Cervix: A Case Report
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Wendy V. Norman and Danielle Stothart
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(15)30285-1
04/2015

Barriers and Facilitators to Family Planning Access in Canada
hcpol
Jennifer Hulme and Sheila Dunn and Edith Guilbert and Judith Soon and Wendy Norman
DOI: 10.12927/hcpol.2015.24169
02/2015

Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 1 of 4)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)30033-0
2015

Consensus canadien sur la contraception (2e partie de 4)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)30056-1
2015

Consensus canadien sur la contraception (1re partie de 4)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)30034-2
2015

IUD String Perforation Through Anterior Cervix: A Case Report
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30285-1
2015

Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 2 of 4)
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)30054-8
2015

Barriers and facilitators to family planning access in Canada
Healthcare Policy
2015

Best practices to minimize risk of infection with intrauterine device insertion.
Caddy S and Yudin MH and Hakim J and Money DM and Infectious Disease Committee and Yudin MH and Allen VM and Bouchard C and Boucher M and Caddy S and Castillo E and Money DM and Murphy KE and Ogilvie G and Paquet C and Special Contributors and Norman WV
PubMed: 24612897
03/2014

Development of a Survey to Assess the Acceptability of an Innovative Contraception Practice among Rural Pharmacists
Pharmacy
Michael Wong and Judith Soon and Peter Zed and Wendy Norman
DOI: 10.3390/pharmacy2010124
03/2014

ABORTION PROVIDERS' RESILIENCE TO ANTICHOICE TACTICS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.05.031
2014

Best Practices to Minimize Risk of Infection With Intrauterine Device Insertion
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30636-8
2014

What Proportion of Canadian Women Will Accept an Intrauterine Contraceptive at the Time of Second Trimester Abortion? Baseline Data From a Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30683-6
2014

Pratiques optimales en vue de minimiser le risque d'infection au moment de l'insertion d'un dispositif intra-utérin
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30637-X
2014

Do you have a secret researcher inside?: High-quality family medicine research at Family Medicine Forum | Un chercheur secret se cache-t-il en vous?: Recherche de grande qualité en médecine familiale au forum en médecine familiale
Canadian Family Physician
2014

What proportion of Canadian women will accept an intrauterine contraceptive at the time of second trimester abortion? Baseline data from a randomized controlled trial.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2014

Do you have a secret researcher inside? High-quality family medicine research at Family Medicine Forum
Canadian Family Physician
2014

Access to Complex Abortion Care Service and Planning Improved through a Toll-Free Telephone Resource Line.
Obstetrics and gynecology international
DOI: 10.1155/2014/913241
2014

ABORTION SERVICES IN CANADA: RESULTS OF THE 2012 NATIONAL SURVEY
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.05.030
2014

New anomalies due to methotrexate and misoprostol exposure in early pregnancy.
MacDonald K and Norman WV and Popescu O
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.03.026
PubMed: 23790744
09/2013

Assessing the health care needs of women in rural British Columbia: development and validation of a survey tool.
Guy M and Norman WV and Malhotra U
PubMed: 23418251
02/2013

Barriers to rural induced abortion services in Canada: findings of the British Columbia Abortion Providers Survey (BCAPS).
Norman WV and Soon JA and Maughn N and Dressler J
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067023
PubMed: 23840578
2013

Assessing the health care needs of women in rural British Columbia : Development and validation of a survey tool
Canadian Family Physician
2013

The Perspective of Rural Physicians Providing Abortion in Canada: Qualitative Findings of the BC Abortion Providers Survey (BCAPS)
PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067070
2013

SEXUALLY ACTIVE YOUTH IN CANADA: REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN PREGNANCY RISK, FROM THE 2009-2010 CANADIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY
Contraception
2013

REGIONAL VARIATION IN CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD USE AMONG YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN CANADA
Contraception
2013

DO RURAL PHARMACISTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA FIND INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBING OF HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE? THE "ACT-PHARM" STUDY
Contraception
2013

Assessing the health care needs of women in rural British Columbia Development and validation of a survey tool
Canadian Family Physician
2013

AGE-RELATED VARIATIONS IN CONTRACEPTIVE METHOD USE AMONG CANADIAN FEMALES AGED 15-24 YEARS: DATA FROM THE 2009-2010 CANADIAN COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY
Contraception
2013

A review of therapeutic abortions and related areas of concern in Canada.
Norman WV
PubMed: 23231839
11/2012

A Review of Therapeutic Abortions and Related Areas of Concern in Canada
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)35430-5
11/2012

Metronidazole prophylaxis before surgical abortion: retrospective review of 51 330 cases.
Norman WV
PubMed: 22742483
07/2012

Metronidazole Prophylaxis Before Surgical Abortion: Retrospective Review of 51 330 Cases
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)35317-8
07/2012

Induced abortion in Canada 1974–2005: trends over the first generation with legal access
Contraception
Wendy V. Norman
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.06.009
02/2012

Learners' Critical Thinking Processes when using Virtual Patient Cases.
Burrows AM and Norman WV and Currie LM
PubMed: 24199049
2012

Preventing repeat abortion in Canada: Is the immediate insertion of intrauterine devices postabortion a cost-effective option associated with fewer repeat abortions?
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2011.05.002
2012

Comparing the effectiveness of copper intrauterine devices available in Canada. Is FlexiT non-inferior to NovaT when inserted immediately after first-trimester abortion? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-147
2012

Metronidazole Prophylaxis Before Surgical Abortion: Retrospective Review of 51 330 Cases
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35317-8
2012

A Review of Therapeutic Abortions and Related Areas of Concern in Canada
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35430-5
2012

A review of therapeutic abortions and related areas of concern in Canada.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC
2012

SETTING A CANADIAN FAMILY PLANNING RESEARCH AGENDA: OPPORTUNITIES AND PRIORITIES
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2012.05.073
2012

Metronidazole prophylaxis before surgical abortion: retrospective review of 51 330 cases.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2012

EXPERIENCES OF RURAL VERSUS URBAN ABORTION PROVIDERS IN BRITISH COLOMBIA: INTERVIEW FINDINGS FROM THE BC ABORTION PROVIDERS SURVEY
Contraception
2012

CANADIAN RURAL COMPARED TO URBAN FIRST- AND SECOND-TRIMESTER ABORTION SERVICES: FINDINGS OF THE BRITISH COLOMBIA ABORTION PROVIDER SURVEY
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2012.05.074
2012

A review of therapeutic abortions and related areas of concern in Canada.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2012

In Response
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Tara A. Cessford and Wendy Norman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)35047-2
10/2011

Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: a knowledge-assessment survey of undergraduate medical students.
Cessford TA and Norman WV
PubMed: 21954502
06/2011

In Response
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Tara A. Cessford and Wendy Norman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34890-3
05/2011

Accuracy of gestational age estimated by menstrual dating in women seeking abortion beyond nine weeks.
Norman WV and Bergunder J and Eccles L
PubMed: 21453565
03/2011

Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: a knowledge-assessment survey of undergraduate medical students.
Cessford TA and Norman W
PubMed: 21272435
01/2011

Making a Case for Abortion Curriculum Reform: A Knowledge-Assessment Survey of Undergraduate Medical Students
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Tara A. Cessford and Wendy Norman
DOI: 10.1016/s1701-2163(16)34771-5
01/2011

ABORTION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: TRENDS OVER 10 YEARS COMPARED TO CANADA
Contraception
2011

Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: a knowledge-assessment survey of undergraduate medical students.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC
2011

Immediate vs. delayed insertion of intrauterine contraception after second trimester abortion: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Trials
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-149
2011

Accuracy of gestational age estimated by menstrual dating in women seeking abortion beyond nine weeks.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC
2011

Making a Case for Abortion Curriculum Reform: A Knowledge-Assessment Survey of Undergraduate Medical Students
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34905-2
2011

Making a Case for Abortion Curriculum Reform: A Knowledge-Assessment Survey of Undergraduate Medical Students
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34771-5
2011

Accuracy of Gestational Age Estimated by Menstrual Dating in Women Seeking Abortion Beyond Nine Weeks
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
DOI: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)34826-5
2011

Accuracy of gestational age estimated by menstrual dating in women seeking abortion beyond nine weeks.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2011

Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: a knowledge-assessment survey of undergraduate medical students.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2011

Making a case for abortion curriculum reform: a knowledge-assessment survey of undergraduate medical students.
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstetrique et gynecologie du Canada : JOGC
2011

THE CONTRACEPTIVE EXPERIENCE AMONG WOMEN SEEKING ABORTION
Contraception
2011

PREVENTING REPEAT ABORTION: IS THE IMMEDIATE INSERTION OF INTRAUTERINE DEVICES POST-ABORTION ASSOCIATED WITH FEWER REPEAT ABORTIONS IN A CANADIAN POPULATION?
Contraception
DOI: 10.1016/j.contraception.2010.04.116
2010

Research
Grants

Bayer (Canada) Inc. Investigator Sponsored Study Immediate vs. Interval Insertion of Mirena Intrauterine System after Second Trimester Abortion; April 2010 – December 2014.

Bayer (Canada) Inc. Investigator Sponsored Study Immediate vs. Interval Insertion of Mirena Intrauterine System after Second Trimester Abortion; April 2010 – December 2014.

Bayer (Canada) Inc. Investigator Sponsored Study Immediate vs. Interval Insertion of Mirena Intrauterine System after Second Trimester Abortion; April 2010 – December 2014.

Honours & Awards

Darroch Award, Guttmacher Institute - for work that combines excellence in research and practical application to public policy and programs in the field of sexual and reproductive health, 2015

Research Group Members

Anita Chiu, Research Manager