Doctors in the Black Country are recording an average of nearly 12 cases of female genital mutilation every month.
Between April and June this year, 35 cases of female genital mutilation were newly recorded by doctors in our area, latest figures from NHS Digital reveal.
This does not necessarily mean that the woman or girl suffered from FGM recently - just that they appeared in the database for the first time.
In total, 35 women and girls in our area were either identified as having undergone the practice, or had a procedure relating to FGM during over this period.
In most cases, the age that the FGM had been carried out was not reported.