Dr. Wendy V. Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DTM&H, MHSc

Dr. Wendy V. Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, DTM&H, MHSc

Professor, Dept. of Family Practice

Associate Member, School of Population and Public Health

Associate Member, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Medicine

Vancouver Campus


Gynaecology, Health Care

Contact Information

Chosen name and pronouns:

Wendy V. Norman (She/Her/Hers)



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Senior Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.2644

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Email: erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca


Sexual and reproductive health, health policy and service research, Public health, Contraception, Abortion services and methods, Population health intervention research, Family planning implementation research, Health professional task sharing research,

In the Media

International 1. Q&A: Physicians in Canada share experiences after deregulation of abortion services.” Janel Miller, Healio, 29 October 2020. 2. “Easing restrictions on the abortion pill could help improve access to care.” Misha Gajewski, Forbes, 14 September 2020. 3. “Canadian researchers identify four barriers to use of ‘gold standard’ abortion pill.” American Association for the Advancement of Science, citing our publication in Annals of Family Medicine. EurekAlert News Release, 15 September 2020. 4. Australian NHMRC Newsletter: “International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health care and COVID-19”. Newsletter feature of interview with Dr. Norman. Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care. 2020 May 11. 5. Repro health law Blog. The International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, University of Toronto. “Canada: ‘When there are no abortion laws’ article by Shaw and Norman”. Blog post featuring the abstract of Drs. Norman and Shaw’s paper published in Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2020 Mar 31. https://reprohealthlaw.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/canada-when-there-are-no-abortion-laws-article-by-dorothy-shaw-and-wendy-norman/ 6. Reuters. Linda Carroll. “Short interval between pregnancies linked to increased risks for mom, baby.” Coverage of Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 2018 Nov 1. (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-pregnancy/short-interval-between-pregnancies-linked-to-increased-risks-for-mom-baby-idUSKCN1N42ZV) 7. BBC News. “Pregnancy gap should be at least a year – researchers”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Oct 30. (https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46017789) 8. BBC World Service- Live TV interview with Dr. Norman on Canadian abortion epidemiology since decriminalization as a reflection on the road ahead for the process to decriminalize underway in Ireland. 2018 Jan 30 (GMT) 9. New York Magazine. Lisa Ryan. “Online Abortion Services May Be Safe for Women With Restricted Access to Procedure, Study Says”. Discussing Dr. Norman’s editorial and associated research article in BMJ. 2017 May 17. http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/05/online-abortion-pill-safety-study-bmj.html 10. The Washington Post. Ariana Cha. ‘Internet abortions’ may be safe option where procedure is restricted, study suggests. Quoting Dr. Norman’s editorial on behalf of the board of the BMJ. 2017 May 16 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/05/16/internet-abortions-may-be-option-in-some-countries-that-restrict-the-procedure-study-suggests/?utm_term=.16b3650c4d92 11. Reuters. Crist, Carolyn. Free long-term birth control cuts unwanted pregnancies. Interview with Dr. Norman. 9 March 2017. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-contraception-free-larc-idUSKBN16G33Y 12. Guttmacher Institute News Release. The Guttmacher Institute honors Wendy Norman with the 2015 Darroch Award. https://www.guttmacher.org/media/nr/2016/01/20/darroch2015.html. 2016 January 20. 13. Random House of Canada Hazlitt. Rhiannon Russell. Childless and Miserable. July 2014. http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/feature/childless-and-miserable. Quoting interview with Dr. Norman 14. Her Campus. Casimong, S. “The Morning-After Pill: Everything You Need To Know About Emergency Contraceptive Pills.” Interview contributing interpretation of evidence to an on-line article. October 8, 2012. http://www.hercampus.com/health/morning-after-pill-everything-you-need-know-about-emergency-contraceptive-pills National 1. Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec. Newsletter. “Let’s keep our eye on the ball”. Comment by Norman WV, Munro S. 2020 July. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjsrh-2020-200703. Accompanying commentary by Guilbert E, Wagner M-S. “L’avortement m é dical et la télémédecine” in the Association des obstétriciens et gynécologues du Québec. 2020 Oct. 21:15-17. 2. The Charlatan. Olivia Joerges. Pharmacare and Access to Abortion in Canada. Article quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Nov 22 3. National Post. Sharon Kirkey. “This U.S. doctor says he can ‘reverse’ a medical abortion — and experimental practice is used in Canada.” Article quoting contrary opinion of Dr. Norman (among noted experts). 2019 Nov 20. 4. Global Radio News. The Simi Sara Show. “Birth Control options out of reach for many low income women: UBC Research”. Live interview with Dr. Norman’s PhD student on our article published Nov 5. 2019 Nov 6. https://omny.fm/shows/the-simi-sara-show/birth-control-options-out-of-reach-for-many-low-in 5. CTV News. Alyse Kotyk. “Young, low-income women less likely to use effective birth control: UBC study.” Featuring Dr. Norman’s PhD student (Nethery) published research and quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Nov 6. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/young-low-income-women-less-likely-to-use-effective-birth-control-ubc-study-1.4673024 6. CBC Syndicated Live Morning Radio Interviews. 19 Radio Morning programs interviewing Dr. Norman Live (Thunder Bay, London, Sudbury, Labrador, Winnipeg, Regina, Kitchener, Kamloops, Prince George, Saskatoon) or her PhD student Elizabeth Nethery (Windsor, Charlottetown, Cape Breton, Yellowknife, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Vancouver, Whitehorse) on “Low Income is a barrier for youth to access effective contraception.” Related to their paper published in CMAJ Open. 2019 Nov 6. 7. National Post. Colby Cosh. “You may not have noticed, but reproductive freedom is growing”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 May 31. (https://nationalpost.com/opinion/colby-cosh-you-may-not-have-noticed-but-reproductive-freedom-is-growing) 8. Huffington Post. Stephanie Taylor. “Many Saskatchewan pharmacies don’t stock abortion pill due to cost”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 22. (https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/04/22/abortion-pill-saskatchewan_a_23715396/) 9. CTV News. Stephanie Taylor. “Many Saskatchewan pharmacies not stocking abortion drug”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 22. (https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/many-saskatchewan-pharmacies-not-stocking-abortion-drug-1.4388839) 10. The Canadian Press. Stephanie Taylor. “Many Saskatchewan pharmacies not stocking abortion drug”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 21. (https://thestarphoenix.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/many-saskatchewan-pharmacies-not-stocking-abortion-drug/wcm/47172ede-ed54-4f8b-9e83-467ff4dc2bab) 11. Global News. Stephanie Taylor. “Many Saskatchewan pharmacies not stocking abortion drug Mifegysimo”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 21. (https://globalnews.ca/news/5188776/saskatchewan-pharmacies-abortion-drug-mifegymiso/) 12. National Post. Stephanie Taylor. “Many Saskatchewan pharmacies not stocking abortion drug”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 21. (https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/many-saskatchewan-pharmacies-not-stocking-abortion-drug) 13. Huffington Post. Maija Kappler. “Mifegymiso can be prescribed without an ultrasound: Health Canada” Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 17. (https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2019/04/16/mifegymiso-health-canada_a_23712955/) 14. Globe and Mail. Carly Weeks. “Health Canada no longer requiring ultrasounds before prescribing abortion pill.” Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 16. (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-health-canada-no-longer-requiring-ultrasounds-before-prescribing/) 15. Global News. Leslie Young. “Women should wait at least a year between pregnancies, study finds.” Coverage of Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 2018 Oct 30. (https://globalnews.ca/news/4612107/birth-spacing-study/). Over 180 media outlets globally had cited from Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 16. The Walrus. Lauren Vogel. “Why doctors are bad at sex ed”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Dec 5. (https://thewalrus.ca/why-doctors-are-bad-at-sex-ed/#.XAlm4R_ga2Y.email) 17. National Public Radio. Carey Goldberg. “How long should older moms wait before getting pregnant again?” Coverage of Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 2018 Nov 1. (https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/01/663181674/how-long-should-older-moms-wait-before-getting-pregnant-again) 18. CBC The National- National TV coverage of Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 2018 Oct 30. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/space-out-pregnancies-by-at-least-a-year-study-1.4884979) 19. CBC News. Nicole Ireland. “Wait at least a year before conceiving another baby to minimize health risks, new study suggests”. Coverage of Dr. Norman’s study: Association of short interpregnancy interval with pregnancy outcomes according to maternal age. 2018 Oct 30. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/space-out-pregnancies-by-at-least-a-year-study-1.4884979) 20. National Post. Tyler Dawson, “Two-pill abortion drug Mifegymiso prescribed at least 13,000 times since becoming available in Canada”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Oct 15. (http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/abortion-pill-available-in-less-than-half-of-all-canadian-provinces-three-months-after-rollout) 21. Globe and Mail. Carly Weeks. “Abortion-pill inequality: How access varies widely across Canada”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Oct 12. (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-abortion-pill-inequality-how-access-varies-widely-across-canada/) 22. Globe and Mail. Carly Weeks. “Abortion expert urges Nova Scotia to drop ultrasound rule if access slowed”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Sep 26. (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-abortion-expert-urges-nova-scotia-to-drop-ultrasound-rule-if-access/) 23. CBC News. Bethany Lindsay. “Court gives anti-abortion group another shot at placing ads on Metro Vancouver transit”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Sep 11. (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/court-gives-anti-abortion-group-another-shot-at-placing-ads-on-metro-vancouver-transit-1.4819046) 24. National Post. Sharon Kirkey. “New family doctors ‘don’t feel competent’ to perform abortions due to lack of training: study”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Jun 20. (http://nationalpost.com/health/new-family-doctors-dont-feel-competent-to-perform-abortions-due-to-lack-of-training-study) 25. Globe and Mail. Carly Weeks. “Canadian Paediatric Society says doctors should offer IUDs as first-line birth control option for young girls”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 May 31. (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadian-paediatric-society-says-doctors-should-offer-iuds-as-first/) 26. CBC News. Stephen Quinn. The Early Edition: “B.C. to cover cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso”. Live Interview with Dr. Norman. 2018 Jan 5. Also pre-interview was converted to an online article 4 Jan 2018: (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-to-cover-cost-of-abortion-pill-mifegymiso-1.4470197). a. Successive Live Interviews 2018 Jan 5th on the CBC Radio Morning Shows: i. On The Island with Gregor Craigie ii. Daybreak Kamloops with Shelley Joyce iii. Daybreak South with Chris Walker iv. Daybreak North with Carolina de Ryk 27. CMAJ. Lauren Vogel. “More doctors providing abortion after federal rules change”. Quoting Dr. Norman. 16 Jan 2018 (http://cmajnews.com/2018/01/16/more-doctors-providing-abortion-after-federal-rules-change-cmaj-109-5552/) 28. CBC News. Karen McColl. “Yukon should join other jurisdictions in paying for abortion pill: women’s group”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 4 Jan 2018 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-abortion-pill-mifegymiso-1.4473601) 29. Globe and Mail. “B.C. joins the ranks of provinces offering abortion drug Mifegymiso”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 4 Jan 2018 (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-becomes-latest-province-to-provide-free-access-to-abortion-pill-mifegymiso/article37475033/) 30. CBC News. Heather Amos . “B.C. to cover cost of abortion pill Mifegymiso”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 4 Jan 2018 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-to-cover-cost-of-abortion-pill-mifegymiso-1.4470197) 31. Globe and Mail. Kathryn Blaze Baum. “Health Canada eases restrictions on abortion pill Mifegymiso” . Interview with Dr. Norman. 7 Nov 2017 (https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/health-canada-eases-restrictions-on-abortion-pill-mifegymiso/article36860275/ ) 32. Globe and Mail. Kelly Grant. “Provinces take patchwork approach to funding for abortion pill Mifegymiso”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 4 Sept 2017. 33. CBC News. Stephanie Taylor. “Doctor calls for stop of ‘demeaning’ practice of watching women swallow Mifegymiso ‘abortion pill’”. 11 Aug 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/mifegymiso-regina-doctors-abortion-pill-supervision-1.4243642 34. CBC News. Stephanie Taylor. “Abortion pill’. 11 Aug 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-abortion-pill-1.4240694 35. CBC News. Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study. Quoting from Dr. Norman’s Editorial in the BMJ. 2017 May 16 http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/medical-abortion-telemedicine-1.4118688. 36. Sirius XM – National Post Radio. Terry Mercury interviews Dr. Norman on Ontario funding mifepristone. 1 May 2017. 37. National Post. Csanady, Ashley. Abortion pill available in less than half of all Canadian provinces three months after rollout. Interview with Dr. Norman. 30 March 2017. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/abortion-pill-available-in-less-than-half-of-all-canadian-provinces-three-months-after-rollout 38. CBC News. Cave, Rachel. Transformative abortion drug not making inroads into New Brunswick. Interview with Dr. Norman. 27 February 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/new-brunswick/mifegymiso-canada-health-doctors-1.4000643 39. Maclean’s. Kingston, Anne. How the arrival of the abortion pill reveals a double standard. Interview with Dr. Norman. 5 Feb 2017. http://www.macleans.ca/society/new-pill-old-headaches/ 40. National Post. Fidelman, Charlie. Montreal woman defends late-term abortion: ‘We want everyone to know the baby was having problems’. Interview with Dr. Norman. 22 Dec 2016. http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/canada/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/montreal-woman-defends-late-term-abortion-we-want-everyone-to-know-the-baby-was-having-problems 41. CBC National Radio “180”. Jim Brown interviews Dr. Norman on disparities in abortion access in Canada and in proposed physician-only dispensing legislation. 2016 Oct 23. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/the180/pharmacists-should-dispense-ru-486-a-noticeable-silence-on-chief-wahoo-and-non-sport-related-concussions-1.3812701/health-canada-rules-will-keep-abortion-from-the-women-who-need-it-most-1.3812867 42. The Canadian Press, national wire story. Szklarski, Cassandra. Sexual health advocates battle to ease abortion pill hurdles before Cdn debut. . Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 23. http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2016/10/23/sexual-health-advocates-battle-to-ease-abortion-pill-hurdles-before-cdn-debut/#.WFMA1dIrKUk (published in more than ten local and regional papers) 43. Metro News, all national outlets. Print. Canadian physician debunks Donald Trump’s ‘glaring and obvious’ abortion ignorance. Print interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 Oct 21. http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/10/20/donald-trump-is-wrong-about-abortion-doctor-says.html 44. CBC News. Abortion pill dispensing by doctors and not pharmacists could hinder access: CMAJ comment. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/abortion-pill-dispense-1.3808150 45. The News Radar. Abortion Pill Dispensing by Doctors and not Pharmacists Could Hinder Access: CMAJ Comment. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. https://thenewsradar.com/abortion-pill-dispensing-by-doctors-and-not-pharmacists-could-hinder-access-cmaj-comment/ 46. Global News. B.C. doctors oppose Health Canada over dispensing abortion pill. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 18. http://globalnews.ca/news/3009724/b-c-doctors-oppose-health-canada-over-dispensing-abortion-pill/ 47. CBC Radio – As it Happens. Physicians and pharmacists in BC – dispensing the abortion pill. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. 48. The Globe and Mail. (Front page- above the fold) B.C. regulators plan to let pharmacists distribute abortion pills. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bc-regulators-plan-to-let-pharmacists-distribute-abortion-pills/article32385496/ 49. Chatelaine. Does birth control really cause depression? Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 November 29. http://www.chatelaine.com/health/birth-control-depression/ 50. The Star. Why more women are ditching the birth control pill. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 10. https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2016/10/10/over-the-pill.html 51. CMAJ News. Birth control often not covered by Canadian insurers. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 August 19. http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/29august16_birth-control-often-not-covered-by-canadian-insurers-cmaj.109-5313.xhtml 52. Huffington Post. RU-486 Importer Wants Abortion Pill Restrictions Lifted In Canada. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July 22. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/22/abortion-pill-canada_n_11146338.html 53. Canadian Medical Association Journal Blogs. International perspectives on academic careers in primary care: the roundup. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July 13. http://cmajblogs.com/international-perspectives-on-academic-careers-in-primary-care-the-roundup/#more-3304 54. CBC News. Zeidler, M. New abortion pill rollout hits regulatory snag in B.C. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July 6. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-abortion-pill-bc-1.3668080 55. CBC National and Local TV. Vik Adhopia Abortion pill still unavailable in Canada. Live Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July 6. http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/abortion-pill-still-unavailable-in-canada-1.3668100 56. CBC News Network with Heather Hiscox. Abortion pill restrictions. Live interview with Dr. Norman. 6 July 2016. https://twitter.com/CBCMorningShow/status/750691082908819456?lang=en 57. CBC News. Lunn S. Abortion pill can now legally be prescribed in Canada, but is still unavailable. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July 6. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ru-486-abortion-pill-canada-1.3665865 58. Twitter. Globe & Mail health lead, Andre Picard, re-tweeted Dr. Norman’s tweet to 47,000 followers: Pharmacist-dispensing is safer and will improve abortion access for women, compared to physician dispensing @JanePhilpott Issue Brief: http://med-fom-cart-grac.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2016/05/Briefing-Note_Health-Canadas-mifepristone-decision-reduces-safety_2016-05-12.pdf 59. CBC Live Radio. What do federal abortion pill restrictions mean for women in Canada? Seven interviews with Dr. Norman on the abortion pill – Sudbury, Yellowknife, Calgary, Whitehorse, Winnipeg, Victoria, and Kelowna. 2016 May 4. 60. CBC News. Britten L. ‘Abortion pill’ restrictions go too far, professor says. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 April 22. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/abortion-pill-restrictions-mifegymiso-1.3547582. 61. CBC Radio Program On the Coast. Quinn S. Restrictions on coming ‘abortion pill’ are ‘demeaning’ to women, prof says. Live radio interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 April 21. http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2687239118. 62. National Post. Kirkey S. Home abortion pill about to hit market in Canada, but has already garnered criticism. Interview (print) with Dr. Norman. 2016, April 19. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/0420-na-abortion. 63. Chatelaine. Rumach L. Zika virus and abortions. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 February 4. 64. National Post. Ultrasound’s ‘traumatic’ spinoff: ‘Accidental’ live births after late-term abortions due to birth defects. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ultrasounds-horrifying-spinoff-accidental-live-births-after-late-term-abortions-due-to-birth-defects. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2016 January 17. 65. CTV National News Toronto. Matheson, D. “Evening News Report: Health Canada approves the abortion pill. July 30 2015.” Dr. Norman-live interview. 2015 July 30. 66. Canadian Family Physician. Glenn, WD. “Faces of Family Medicine in Canada: Dr. Wendy Norman” Cover story. 2015 June 01. 67. Globe and Mail. Barton, A. The pill still dominates, but women have more birth control options than ever. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/the-pill-still-dominates-but-women-have-more-birth-control-options-than-ever/article23883052/ 68. Globe and Mail. Barton, A. Stringent Health Canada requirements restrict access to hormonal implants. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/stringent-birth-control-requirements-keep-options-limited-for-canadians/article23882944/ 69. The Globe and Mail. Barton, A. It’s time to give Canadian women more options when it comes to birth control, experts say. Dr Norman quoted in a lead “Health” article, and provided information and priority issues for two additional articles, and CART team leaders quoted, in this feature spread. 2015 Apr 13. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/canadians-feel-the-cost-of-health-policies-limiting-access-to-birth-control/article23883108/ 70. College of Family Physicians of Canada News. Jayne Johnston. CFPC Member, Wendy Norman, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Honoured by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. http://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Publications/News_Releases/News_Items/oldNews/Dr_Wendy_Norman_Info_Release%28Mar%2018%2015%29.pdf 2015 Mar 28. 71. CTV National News. Avis Favaro. Health Canada delays decision on abortion drug mifepristone. http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-canada-delays-decision-on-abortion-drug-mifepristone-1.2237847 Featuring Dr. Norman. 2015 Feb 15. 72. Chatelaine. Danielle Groen. When it comes to abortion, do medical schools need to smarten up? http://www.chatelaine.com/living/features-living/abortion-education-canada-medical-schools-smarten-up/2015 Background information from interview with Dr. Norman. 2015 January 21 73. The National Post. Sharon Kirkey. Approve abortion pill mifepristone, doctors group urges Health Canada. http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/12/approve-abortion-pill-doctors-group-urges-health-canada/ Quoting Dr. Norman. 2015 Jan 12 74. Canadian Medical Association Journal. Lauren Vogel. 10 Health Stories that mattered in 2014 http://www.cmaj.ca.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/content/187/2/E62.full features Dr. Norman’s Research in a top ten issue. 2014 Dec 24 75. Globe and Mail. Kelly Grant. ‘Unusual’ delay on Health Canada ruling on abortion pill, professor says. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/unusual-delay-on-health-canada-ruling-on-abortion-pill-professor-says/article22196745/ Quoting interview with Dr. Norman. 2014 Dec 24 76. O.canada.com. Ashley Csanady. The biggest fight for abortion in Canada isn’t in New Brunswick. It’s over a tiny pill. http://www.canada.com/health/biggest+fight+abortion+Canada+Brunswick+over+tiny+pill/10420124/story.html Features Dr. Norman’s research and quotes Dr. Norman. 2014 Nov 27. 77. CBC Radio One. Laura Chapin. P.E.I. not worst abortion access in country. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-not-worst-abortion-access-in-country-1.2850426 Radio Interview with Dr. Norman and live call in show- plus article on CBC web news. 2014 Nov 26. 78. Globe and Mail. Kelly Grant. New Brunswick to scrap regulation limiting abortion access. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/new-brunswick-to-scrap-regulation-limiting-abortion-access/article21788822/ Quoting Dr. Norman’s research. 2014 Nov 26. 79. Global News. Leslie Young. Abortion access varies widely across Canada. http://globalnews.ca/news/1694095/abortion-access-varies-widely-across-canada/ , Featuring Dr. Norman’s research and quoting Dr. Norman. 2014 Nov 26. 80. The National Post. Jennifer Gerson. Quebec home to 46 of Canada’s 94 abortion facilities, while P.E.I. doesn’t have a single clinic, study finds. http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/23/quebec-home-to-46-of-canadas-94-abortion-facilities-while-p-e-i-doesnt-have-a-single-clinic-study-finds/ 2014 Nov 23. Front Page article. Featuring Dr. Norman’s research and quoting Dr. Norman 81. Canadian Medical Association Journal “News”. Lauren Vogel. Abortion access grim in English Canada. http://www.cmaj.ca/content/187/1/17.full doi: 10.1503/cmaj.109-4947, 2014 Nov 24 online, published 2015 Jan 6 Featuring Dr. Norman’s research and quoting Dr. Norman 82. Maclean’s Magazine. Tamsin McMahon. A new kind of mid-life crisis: Unwanted pregnancies. Aug 4 2014. http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/a-new-kind-of-mid-life-crisis-unwanted-pregnancies/ Quoting interview with Dr. Norman 83. The Walrus. Elliott, M. Abortion Access in Rural Canada. June 2014. http://thewalrus.ca/category/issues/2013-11/ Background information through interview with Dr. Norman 84. Globe and Mail. Gary Romalis risked his life to perform abortions. February 1, 2014. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/garson-romalis-risked-his-life-to-perform-abortions/article17052093/ Quoting interview with Dr. Norman 85. Globe and Mail. Erin Anderssen. “Why Isn’t the Gold Standard of Abortion Drugs available in Canada?” December 1, 2013. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/experts-decry-lack-of-access-to-best-abortion-drug-and-what-it-says-about-canadas-drug-approval-process/article15690312/ Quoting interview with Dr. Norman 86. Globe and Mail. Erin Anderssen. “Experts decry lack of access to best abortion drug – and what it says about Canada’s drug-approval process.” December 1, 2013. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/why-isnt-the-gold-standard-of-abortion-drugs-available-in-canada/article15690075/ 87. CBC Radio. Carol Off. As it Happens. “Contraception Warning.” November 25. 2013. http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/episode/2013/11/25/monday-1/ 88. The Globe and Mail. Weeks, C. “Why are faulty birth-control pills treated as a minor inconvenience.” September 16, 2013. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/why-are-faulty-birth-control-pills-being-treated-as-a-minor-inconvenience/article14307690/ 89. DrPHealth. Abortion access decreasing in parts of Canada – is there evidence of an impending public health crisis? September 5, 2013. http://drphealth.blogspot.ca/2013/09/abortion-access-decreasing-in-parts-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+DrPHealth+(Dr.+P+Health) 90. VICE Canada. Khandaker, T. Getting an abortion in rural Canada isn’t easy. August 27, 2013. http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/getting-an-abortion-in-rural-canada-isnt-easy 91. The Globe and Mail. Dhillon, S. Access to abortion dwindling in rural British Columbia. July 25, 2013. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/access-to-abortion-dwindling-in-rural-british-columbia/article13447172/ 92. National Post. Blackwell, T. Fewer rural doctors willing to perform abortions as health workers face increased hostility in small towns, study suggests. July 24, 2013. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/24/fewer-rural-doctors-willing-to-perform-abortions-as-health-workers-face-increased-hostility-in-small-towns-study-suggests/ 93. CBC News. Schwartz, D. Birth control trends in Canada not tracked. Data gap means Canada is falling behind. June 15, 2013. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/06/14/f-birth-control-trends.html 94. National Post. Hopper, T. Incompatible with life: One mother’s account of her difficult decision to request a rare, late-term abortion. February 6, 2013. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/06/incompatible-with-life-one-mothers-account-of-her-difficult-decision-to-request-a-rare-late-term-abortion/ 95. National Post. Ligaya A. “Ontario withholding ‘sensitive’ statistics on abortion in the province.” August 9, 2012. Front page article quoting WV Norman. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/ontario-withholding-sensitive-statistics-on-abortion-in-the-province/ 96. Radio-Canada (CBC French-language) TV. Six O’clock News. “Disparities for contraception and abortion access.” Interview segments with Norman WV, Guilbert E. November 18, 2011.http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBUFT/LeTelejournalColombieBritannique201111182059.asx. 97. National Post. Blackwell T. “Abortion rate on the decline, study finds.” November 18, 2011. Front Page story and graphics quoting Dr. Norman and highlighting two recent international publications of Norman WV. Provincial (within a single province or region, BC or other) 1. “Easing restrictions on abortion pill greatly improved access to care in Canada.” (Interview , citing our publication in Annals of Family Medicine.) UBC Public Affairs, UBC News, 14 September 2020. 2. The Ubyssey. Ortiz Flores A. “Study: Low income a barrier to effective contraception”. Interview (print) with Elizabeth Nethery, Dr Norman’s PhD student. Related to their paper published in CMAJ Open. 2020 Feb 13. https://www.ubyssey.ca/science/low-income-contraception-access/ 3. Coast Mountain News: Katya Slepian. “BC Study finds low income young women less likely to use reliable birth control. About 30 to 40 per cent of pregnancies in Canada are unintended.” News feature on research by Dr. Norman’s PhD student, Elizabeth Nethery (co-authors include another PhD student and a Postdoctoral Fellow of Dr. Norman, with Dr. Norman as senior author). Article quotes Dr. Norman. 2019 Nov 5.[Story also printed in The Victoria News, The Northern News and The Chilliwack Progress] https://www.coastmountainnews.com/news/b-c-study-finds-low-income-young-women-less-likely-to-use-reliable-birth-control/ 4. CTV Morning Live Vancouver. Jason Pires. “Equitable access to abortion care in B.C.” Dr. Norman-live interview. 2019 August 1. (https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1743328) 5. Women’s Health Research Institute online news. “WHRI researchers invited to meet with parliamentarians at Health Research Caucus”. 2019 May 28. http://whri.org/newsletter/may-2019/ 6. My Bulkley Lakes Now. Sawyer Bogdan. “Does Canada need laws for abortion?” Quoting Dr. Norman. 2019 May 7. (https://www.mybulkleylakesnow.com/35856/does-canada-need-laws-for-abortion/) 7. AM800 CKLW. Mifegymiso being able to be prescribed without an ultrasound. Radio interview on Lynn Martin Show with Dr. Norman. 2019 Apr 18. 8. PHSA Online News and Stories. PHSA research increasing access to safe abortions for women across Canada. 2018 Oct 18. Quoting Dr. Norman. (http://www.phsa.ca/our-research/success-stories/phsa-research-increasing-access-to-safe-abortions-for-women-across-canada) 9. Excalibur. Natasha Ali. Prescription drugs are free, except… Quoting Dr. Norman. 2018 Mar 23. (https://excal.on.ca/prescription-drugs-are-free-except/). 10. BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre. ”BC Ministry of Health announces universal no-cost coverage for Mifegymiso”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 4 Jan 2018 (http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/bc-ministry-of-health-announces-universal-no-cost-coverage-for-mifegymiso) 11. Vancouver Courier. Martha Perkins. “Free access to abortion pill a ‘game changer’ for B.C. women”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 3 Jan 2018 (http://www.vancourier.com/news/free-access-to-abortion-pill-a-game-changer-for-b-c-women-1.23135464) 12. Peace Arch News. Katya Slepian. “No-cost medical abortions ‘a game changer’ in BC women’s health care”. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2 Jan 2018 (https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/no-cost-medical-abortions-a-game-changer-in-b-c-womens-healthcare/) (This interview was also posted at Survey Now – Leader 2 Jan 2018 https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/no-cost-medical-abortions-a-game-changer-in-b-c-womens-healthcare/) 13. Toronto Star. McKnight, Zoe. Confusion, delays continue for abortion pill in Canada. Interview with Dr. Norman. 27 Feb 2017. https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2017/02/27/confusion-delays-continue-for-abortion-pill-in-canada.html 14. Ubyssey. Wyton, Moira. Picking a contraceptive? There’s an app for that. Interview with Dr. Norman. 9 Dec 2016. http://www.ubyssey.ca/science/contraception-app-just-right/ 15. Ubyssey. Wyton, Moira. Tip of the iceberg. Interview with Dr. Norman. 17 Nov 2016. http://www.ubyssey.ca/features/contraceptives/ 16. Ubyssey. Friege, Katharina. What you need to know about Canada’s new abortion pill. Interview with Dr. Norman. 26 Oct 2016. http://www.ubyssey.ca/science/abortion-pill-q-and-a/ 17. Metro News. Buck, Genna. Canadian physician debunks Donald Trump’s ‘glaring and obvious’ abortion ignorance. Interview with Dr. Norman. 20 Oct 2016. http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/10/20/donald-trump-is-wrong-about-abortion-doctor-says.html 18. The Kash Heed Show on Pulse FM. Interview with Dr. Norman. Limited access to the abortion pill is putting women at risk. 2016 Oct 19. 19. Toronto Star. Print. Abortion care and the misconceptions. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 20. 20. CKNW Radio Vancouver. Abortion pill. Radio interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 18. 21. Business in Vancouver. Abortion pill regulations limit access, put Canadian women at risk. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. 22. Metro News. Abortion pill regulations limit access, put Canadian women at risk. Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 October 17. 23. Global BC Morning News. Abortion pill regulations limit access, put Canadian women at risk. TV coverage of article written with Judith Soon. 2016 October. 24. Metro News. ‘Feminist’ Justin Trudeau needs to make abortion pill covered by provincial health plans. Print interview quoting Dr. Norman. 2016 Sept 28. http://www.metronews.ca/views/metro-views/2016/09/28/if-justin-turdeau-is-a-real-feminist.html 25. TVOntario. Will this new pill make abortion more accessible in Canada? Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 August 12. http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/will-this-new-pill-make-abortion-more-accessible-in-canada 26. The Jennifer Campbell Show (Radio). Doctors being able to prescribe the abortion pill. Live Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 July. 27. Toronto Star. Editorial: Ease restrictions on abortion pill. Interview with Dr. Norman as a source of the editorial. 2016 April 25. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/04/24/ease-restrictions-on-abortion-pill-editorial.html 28. Ottawa Citizen. Editorial: What is Health Canada thinking on the abortion pill? Interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 April 20. http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-what-is-health-canada-thinking-on-the-abortion-pill 29. The Ubyssey. Michaels K. What does science have to say about abortion? Interview (print) with Dr. Norman. 2016 March 28. http://ubyssey.ca/science/what-does-science-have-to-say-about-abortions/. 30. Metro News Vancouver. Kane L. Vancouver doctor who helped woman with ALS die an advocate for choice. Quoting Dr. Norman. 2016 March 20. http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/03/20/vancouver-doctor-who-helped-woman-with-als-die-an-advocate-for-choice.html. 31. Metro News Vancouver. Westwood R. What assisted-dying advocates can learn from the abortion fight. Interview (print) with Dr. Norman. 2016 March 13. http://www.metronews.ca/views/opinion/2016/03/13/what-assisted-dying-advocates-can-learn-from-abortion-fight.html 32. BC Women’s Hospital Online News and Stories. BC Women’s recognizes the 28th Anniversary of the Morgentaler Decision. 2016 February 1. Quoting Dr. Norman http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-womens-recognizes-the-28th-anniversary-of-the-morgentaler-decision. 33. PHSA. Krystal A. PHSA Plus Awards 2015 – meet our Awardees! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8182rGTCY0&feature=youtu.be. Interview (Web-based) with Dr. Norman. 2016 January 30. 34. Child & Family Research Institute Operations Newsletter. Dr. Wendy Norman (CFRI investigator): Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research. 2016 January 27. http://www.mailoutinteractive.com/Industry/LandingPage.aspx?id=2046650&lm=62503852&q=977353063&qz=97f4f8d37262891aaaa0778dd5e45a4b. 35. UBC Newsletter. Wendy Norman wins research award from U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute. 2016 January 26. http://faculty-staff.ubc.ca/2016/01/21/wendy-norman-wins-research-award-from-u-s-based-guttmacher-institute/?utm_source=mailoutinteractive&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Working%20at%20UBC:%20January%2026. 36. Kwantlen Campus Magazine. Menstruation and Contraception. Print interview with Dr. Norman. 2016 January 25. 37. UBC Faculty of Medicine. Wendy Norman wins research award from U.S.-based Guttmacher Institute. 2016 January 20. http://www.med.ubc.ca/wendy-norman-wins-research-award-from-u-s-based-guttmacher-institute/. 38. Metro News Toronto. Brown L. Canada lags behind other nations in birth control access, and it’s costing us. http://www.metronews.ca/life/health/2016/01/11/canada-birth-control-policy-needs-overhaul.html. Interview (print) with Dr. Norman. 2016 January 11. 39. PHSA News. Lupini L. Meet Dr. Wendy Norman – one of sixteen winners of this year’s PHSA+ Awards. http://pod/phsa/phsanews/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=5081. 2016 January 7. 40. Toronto Star. McKnight Z. Several interviews with Dr. Norman on the growing reluctance among older single women to use contraception. https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2016/10/10/over-the-pill.html . 2016 Oct 10 41. Vancouver Courier. Barrett J. Invermere puts birth control on UBCM agenda: Access to birth control a public health, not gender issue. http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/invermere-puts-birth-control-on-ubcm-agenda-1.2067288. 2015 September 23. 42. Global TV BC News. Linda Aylesworth- News Hour BC. Mifepristone approval in Canada- what does this mean for women? http://globalnews.ca/video/2141318/morning-after-pill-approved-by-health-canada Interview with Dr. Norman. 2015 July 30 43. CKNW Radio. News Talk 980, Laura Baziuk “Abortion Pill soon available in Canada”. http://www.cknw.com/2015/07/30/85364/?refresh=51906 Live interview with Dr. Norman. 2015 July 30. 44. CKNW 980AM. Baziuk, L. “Abortion pill soon available in Canada.” http://www.cknw.com/2015/07/30/85364/?refresh=51906 Dr. Norman interview. 2015 July 30. 45. Global BC Health Headlines. Aylesworth, L. “Mifepristone pill approved by Health Canada.” http://globalnews.ca/video/2141318/morning-after-pill-approved-by-health-canada Dr. Norman interview. 2015 July 30. 46. The Tyee. Dene Moore. It’s the Pill or Nil for Many Health Care Plans: Canadian contraception coverage stuck in 1969. http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/04/27/Pill-Health-Care-Plans/ Quoting Dr. Norman’s research. 2015 April 27. 47. CBC Radio One. Radio West. Rebecca Zandbergen. Sexual Health Survey. Live 5 pm radio interview with Dr. Norman on her Sexual Health Survey, broadcast across BC’s north and interior. 2015 Apr 13. 48. PHSA News. Heather Oliver. Dr. Norman receives a national award for women’s health research! http://pod/phsa/phsanews/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=4d6984d8%2Da732%2D4aeb%2D982b%2D4b57eac6fb86&ID=4288 2015 March 12. 49. Nanaimo News Bulletin. Tamara Cunningham. Sex survey makes case to subsidize birth control. http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/295640461.html Featuring Dr. Norman’s Research and Quoting Dr. Norman as well as a strong supportive quote from the Provincial Health Officer on the policy value of Dr. Norman’s research. 2015 March 9 50. Toronto Star. Zoe McKnight. “Morning-after pill ineffective for heavier women, drugmaker says.” November 26, 2013. http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2013/11/26/morningafter_pill_ineffective_for_heavier_women_drugmaker_says.html 51. Connections. “Research Roundup”. Research Newsletter publication of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. September 18, 2013. http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=487327&q=636241825&qz=d294ae 52. Global TV Vancouver. Heideman, D. “What does the recall of the recent birth control pill mean – should women be worried?” September 5, 2013. http://globalnews.ca/video/822730/another-birth-control-recall 53. Connections. “Research Roundup”. Research Newsletter publication of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. August 22, 2013. http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/View.aspx?id=477039&q=625049695&qz=feb73c#article1320833 54. UBC News. Lin, B. Stark Contrast. July 25, 2013. http://news.ubc.ca/2013/07/25/stark-contrast/ 55. CFUV 101.9FM. Striker, R. “Women on Air: Interview with Family Planning researcher, Dr. Wendy Norman” (30-minute pre-recorded interview) “Women on Air” is a spoken-word documentary program on anything and everything of interest to women. It is produced by a collection of rotating hosts and contributors. Norman interview first aired November 28, 2012. http://uvic.dailysplice.com/WomenonAir/ 56. CKNW AM 980 News. Simi Sara. “Contraception choices.” Live Radio Expert interview with Norman WV. February 1, 2012 at 1:18pm. http://www.cknw.com/other/audiovault.html. 57. CTV Six O’clock News. Investigation. “Charity gives dubious abortion advice.” Interviews include: Norman WV. January 17, 2012. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120116/bc_ctv_investigates_pregnancy_options_1_120116/20120117/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome. 58. CTV Six O’clock News. Investigation. “Christian charity probes questionable advice on abortion.” Interviews include: Norman WV. January 18, 2012. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120116/bc_ctv_investigates_pregnancy_options_2_120116/20120118/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome 59. The Bare Bones. Research Newsletter publication of the UBC Department of Family Practice. “Colleagues Interview: Dr. Wendy V. Norman: Family physician, Clinician Scholar and Researcher.” Spring 2011, 11(1): 8-11 60. Women’s Health Research Institute. “Highlights of the year in Research: Better Contraceptive Choices for Marginalized Women”, an interview with Dr. Wendy V. Norman. Annual Report 2009-10 (1):10-11