While concentrated in larger cities across England, new figures have shown that cases are also found in the country's smaller towns and rural region.
For areas where few cases were reported, numbers have been obscured to prevent identification. But figures from NHS Digital show that in Plymouth at least three new victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.
They also reveal that least one case was reported in Cornwall, and another case was recorded in Torbay.
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