Ethics of cryopreservation of ovum and sperm, I.D. Cooke; recertification in obstetrics and gynaecology, C.A. Michael and R.G. Gabb; specialists training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Japan, T. Yanaihara; assisted conception for the elderly infertile patient, P.R. Brinsden; recent status of perinatal care in Japan, Y. Takeda; recent trends in induction of labour, P.J. Steer; delivery of the low birthweight baby, Y.H. Yu; postnatal depression, L. Dennerstein; surgical procedures in recurrent abortion, V.D. Gibb; adenomyosis and endometriosis in infertile Asian women, F.H.M. Tsakok et al; carbon dioxide endoscopic laser surgery in gynaecology, J.R. Feste; screening for ovarian cancer, D. Oram et al; the role of palliative surgery in the management of terminal pelvic cancer, J.H. Shepherd; treatment of premalignant disease of the lower genital tract, M. Coppleson; the future of laser in gynaecology? photodynamic therapy of benign disease, W.R. Keye Jr; and others.